After Basile left his postMonday, January 25, 2010
Alves to be new Boca Juniors’ coach, Ameal says
Boca Juniors football team President, Jorge Amor Ameal, confirmed that "by common consent" Carlos Bianchi had left his position as the team's Manager. He also ratified that Abel Alves is to be the new coach for Boca Juniors during the Clausura Tournament.
"By common consent, Carlos Biachi is leaving the team. The doors are open for him now," Ameal said. He then confirmed that Alves had been appointed the new team's coach, replacing Alfio Basile. He expressed: "We all believe Alves is the one."
Ameal said that Bianchi's time as the team's manager was "not a failure." He expressed: "His term was not a failure, I do not feel disappointed for him leaving, even though I would love to have him as the new coach for Boca Juniors. He just said this was not the time for him to handle the situation."
When he was asked if the Manager position was to remain open, Ameal said: "Of course, Bianchi inaugurated this post, the Manager figures needs to be pushed forwards in our country."
Ameal recognized he had spoken to Guillermo Barros Schelotto for him to be the new Boca Juniors' coach, but "his arrival to Boca became quite an impossible task to be performed." However, he described that, during his phone call to the former Boca Juniors' player, they talked "about football." "But he has signed up to work in the United States and he has to carry on with his duties," Ameal summed up.
On the Fernando Gago issue, Ameal was brief: "I've spoken to Gago. His arrival to our team is extremely expensive, but I have to say that we are willing to have him and he is willing to be back someday."