After the ultimatum that Lucas Pusineri gave to the Independiente leadership to decide its continuity in these hours, he obtained the attention of those who lead the Avellaneda club. On the morning of this Wednesday there was a leadership presence in the Villa Domínico training session and a subsequent extensive talk with the DT. The resolution? We will still see. They did not reach an agreement and everything happened for this Thursday.
It is a novel of much intrigue, unfulfilled promises, strategies and fights about the future of Pusineri in Independiente. And the end is not written, because despite the meetings the real positions take refuge in chess moves to generate wear and tear and produce checkmate.
Without the presence of the Moyano, Hector Maldonado (Secretary General of the Avellaneda club) was present at the team practice along with other managers: Paco Rivas (soccer manager), Miguel Paolorrosso (general manager) and the members Yair gendler and Walter Lusnig (two of the closest to the campus on a day-to-day basis).
Lucas Pusineri hopes that his continuity will be resolved this Thursday. Photo: AFP
Pusineri waited for them to clearly tell him whether or not they will renew the contract that expired on December 31, as President Hugo Moyano had assured him before Christmas. However, the leaders put an economic barrier on the table: now they proposed to lower his salary to continue.
In addition, they had already suggested that he make modifications to the coaching staff, since they want him to incorporate a field assistant on whom to lean tactically. Also the physical preparation and the amount of muscular injuries are a subject that makes noise in the leadership.
The coach made it clear once again that he is willing to continue and that he has no problem renegotiating his relationship if that is the impediment, but he wants immediate answers, something that the managers present did not give him.
The intention of the Board of Directors is that this time it is a manager who chooses the DT. And if that DT is Pusineri, welcome. The question is: why then did they not leave that decision in the hands of Jorge Burruchaga while he was in office?
Now the name pointed to succeed Burru is Nicolás Burdisso, with whom there have already been contacts. Time is running out and Pusineri wants a resolution this Thursday, a question that seems difficult to reach in less than 24 hours.