By the end of 2019, Marcelo gallardo decided that Facundo “Luigi” Villalba cease to be the technical director of the Reserve River after five years in office. On this occasion, the 47-year-old coach spoke again about it and indicated that he does not hold a grudge with the “Doll”.
“River he always misses, he is special to me. Today I miss it but I want to show my work elsewhere, I turned the page because I need to show my work elsewhere, “he explained Luigi, who is in search of a Primera club.
In this sense, Villalba He highlighted the importance of having spent five years at Núñez’s club. “Be in River It gives you a master’s degree, we also spent five years at the same level as the First team and many renowned players passed through, so I feel like making that leap to a professional team, “he explained in dialogue with” Crack Deportivo. “
Regarding how your exit was given, Luigi indicated that he does not hold a grudge. “It was the push that I was missing. In June 2019 I was working on River I already felt that I had to take that leap, I was not expecting that Gallardo lose, I was to promote youth and that the most prepared arrive. To make the leap I had to leave River And they gave me the push I needed Maybe I would have liked it differently, but there is no resentment or sadness or anything. My coaching staff and I know we did a great job“, he analyzed.
“I never spoke to GallardoI was never friends with him, I had admiration for his work and he respected mine and it was based on that to work together. I had a lot more relationship with his coaching staff but I didn’t speak again. If at any time you take a coffee with Gallardo it is because it occurs but no one has to look for it. There were no problems, we finished in the best way, I hugged him and left, “he acknowledged. Villalba.