"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.