Seven years ago the mother of Marcelo Gallardo passed away (REUTERS / Juan Mabromata)
Marcelo Gallardo lives a special day: River Plate plays against Racing and can be champion and, if it materializes, it will be the first league title in Argentine football for El Muñeco. at the same time, seven years have passed since his mother’s death. That is why his father, Máximo, made two emotional posts on his Instagram account, in which he remembered his wife, Ana María.
The millionaire coach appears in both images. The first, a collage that portrays DT looking at his mother. “For you I’m going for more,” says the post. Below, he wrote a comment where Gallardo Sr. put “And she always accompanies us, Doll!”.
The second publication is a story in the same social network where another collage appears that also shows Napoleon with their eyes fixed on the sky, although this time, the three of them are there, the Gallardo and Marcelo couple, lifting the 1996 Copa Libertadores. “You will always be with me and your children,” said Máximo.
Gallardo assumed as DT of River Plate in mid-2014 and in November of that year, two days after the death of his mother, he had the first great joy of his footballers, which was the victory (1-0) and elimination of Boca by the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana. Leonardo Pisculichi’s goal gave him victory in the second leg of that key where later the millionaire was champion and was the kickoff of the cup era that came with him Doll in charge of the team.
On that day Marcelo was very sensitive about the loss of his mother. When River Plate won the final against Atlético Nacional on December 10, the coach broke down and dedicated the victory to his mother.
The following year they crossed paths with Boca Juniors again, but already in the quarterfinals of the Libertadores where they also left on the way to Xeneize, in another tournament in which the Millionaire was consecrated. It was the beginning of a successful path where Gallardo won twelve titles as a strategist and this Thursday he can add another, in this case the first at the First Division championship level in Argentina since he won three Copa Argentina (2016, 2017 and 2019) and two Argentine Super Cup (2017 and 2019)
The Gallardo family is deeply rooted in River Plate, since Marcelo arrived at the club in 1988 when he was twelve years old and in 1993 he made his debut in the Primera by Daniel Passarella. It was the beginning of the career of the Doll at the club where he won eight titles as a player.
In his last return to River Plate, already as DT, Napoleon He added to his figure of reference being one of the top idols as a result of his achievements, since several of them included triumphs in head-to-head matches against Boca Juniors. To the respect and recognition of his step as a footballer was added the adoration of millionaire fans who hope that the coach will continue in the club in 2022.
While Máximo also works in River Plate and works in the lower divisions, where he is part of the group of talent recruiters, a task he has been doing since 2019. His son considers this work key since he is usually involved in the lower divisions and is It is common to see it, for example, in Reserve matches when the team is local.
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