The return of Juan Román Riquelme to Boca Juniors is almost a reality as he held a meeting today with the head of the club, Daniel Angelici, and the newly appointed coach, Carlos Bianchi.
Boca Juniors idol Juan Román Riquelme announced that he will not return to the club. The playmaker has his contract suspended, but rumours of his return came after coach Carlos Bianchi’s arrival. Riquelme did not say he retired from soccer.
Juan Román Riquelme will return to Boca Juniors next week, the club’s president Danuel Angelici confirmed today. The 34-year-old midfielder will once again join the team on Monday after a six month hiatus.
After 24,000 voters cast their ballot in the Boca Juniors Club presidential election, opposition candidate Daniel Angelici was leading the race by 57.03 percent, against 42.51 percent by incumbent Jorge Amor Ameal.
Thousands of Boca Juniors fans gathered at La Bombonera stadium with their team's flags to show their support to player Juan Román Riquelme, who announced last week he was going to leave the club.
Boca Juniors coach Julio Cesar Falcioni has left his post by mutual consent after Boca fans voiced their opposition to his continuing in the job, the club's president said today.