MEXICO – The Argentine Ricardo Antonio La Volpe announced his retirement from football in his role as technical director in a chat with Futbol Picante.
The Volpe He anticipated that after what happened to him in his last experience as a team helmsman, he made the decision to now focus on looking for an opportunity as a sports director, something that, in the words of ‘Bigotón’ himself, he has sought for more than 10 years.
“I am choosing to be a sports director, I don’t want to direct anymore. Age has passed me, that pressure has passed me. (Now I want to go) wherever I consider. Today Ricardo La Volpe says, where to? On the court. I don’t get along well with journalists, I don’t get along very well with professionals. ”
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– That is to say, Ricardo La Volpe will not direct more?
“No, no … after what happened to me in Toluca, already …”
Said excerpt from the talk with the strategist was broadcast tonight in Futbol Picante, which will be broadcast in full on Thursday.
The Volpe in Mexico he directed Oaxtepec, Ángeles de Puebla, Atlante (whom he made champion), Chivas, Querétaro, América, Atlas, Toluca, Rayados and Jaguares.
He directed Mexico in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, a competition in which he was eliminated in the round of 16 at the hands of Argentina. He commanded Costa Rica, although his time with the Ticos was brief.
He also directed Boca Juniors and Vélez Sarsfield in Argentina and Pyramids in Egypt.