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Marcelo Gallardo: ‘What manager wouldn’t want to manage Argentina?’


"I never rejected the National Team because they never offered me the position," said the River Plate boss

In the end of their pre-season in Punta del Este, Uruguay, River will return to Buenos Aires soon to prepare for Tuesday’s match against Nacional

Marcelo Gallardo spoke at a press conference, where he answered many questions about his squad and took offence to rumors that stated he had rejected the chance to manage Argentina’s national team.

“I like where I am, I am totally committed to River Plate,” Gallardo said before adding, “I never rejected the National Team because they never offered me the position.”

Obviously annoyed, the manager also stated: “I’m tired of being told that I rejected the job, what coach would not like to direct the Argentina National Team?

“Today, I owe River Plate a lot and I have a very big commitment to them, but I needed to clarify this situation,” concluded the River boss.