The departure of Harold Rivera, after the defeat against Atlético Nacional, moves the league market.
Hugo Rodallega Santa Fe
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May 12, 2023, 12:13 p.m. m.
A few hours passed but in Santa Fe it seems that they had taken precautions before the confirmed departure of Harold Rivera as technical director.
The leadership moved quickly and at this time there would be no doubt: they would have the interim DT ready and the one who will take charge of the property.
First, the emergency: this Sunday, at 8:30 p.m., the person in charge of leading the squad against Atlético Huila will be Gerardo Bedoya, a house technician who has come to put out fires on other occasions, but when he was appointed long-term he had to step aside due to poor results. He will also lead on Wednesday, at the close of the round-robin phase against Once Caldas. The situation is urgent because Santa Fe is out of the eight, although one point behind Junior, who is eighth.
However, the property technician has already been discussed: it is Santiago ‘Sachi’ Escobar, a 59-year-old from Antioquia who is currently free. He was champion twice with Atlético Nacional (2005 and 2011) and has not led the country since 2015, when he went through La Equidad.
Escobar has been directing in Venezuela, Ecuador and Chile. His last team was precisely the University of Chile, in 2022, a club to which he only led 13 games.
Santa Fe will try to close the negotiations as soon as possible, thinking of also rebuilding the path in the Copa Sudamericana, a tournament that is vital in sporting and economic terms and in which it is third in group G (4 points), behind Goaias (5) and University (7).