On December 24, on the eve of Christmas Eve, the ANFP formalized the hiring of Spanish Francis Cagigao. Of course, the former supervisor of Arsenal of England, a club where he worked for 24 years, just arrived in Chile this Wednesday, January 13. Exactly the same day that the departure of Reinaldo Rueda.
Coincidence or not, the former collaborator of Arséne Wenger landed on national soil and must pass a preventive quarantine before his official presentation. Of course, as ratified by the Chilean Football Federation, he now has a free hand to negotiate with the successor of “Triple R” to offer the position of coach.
“The president showed me courage and ambition in his proposal”, recognized Cagigao, who also had a brief stint in professional football, which was cut short by a serious injury.
He already had some candidates, although those talks did not come to fruition. In fact, the helmsman of the governing body of Chilean football, Pablo Milad |, admitted that the Spanish Rafa Benitez It was the first option, but its high cost prevented the negotiation from bearing fruit.