Ex-Ecuador coach belittles Ricardo Gareca: ‘He went to the World Cup to make a claim’

Ex-Ecuador coach belittles Ricardo Gareca: ‘He went to the World Cup to make a claim’

harsh criticism. Ricardo Gareca everything seems to be on track to become the new Ecuador coach. After Diario AS revealed that there is an agreement between the former coach of the Peru team and the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), different sectors spoke about it. One of the last to report was Jorg Celico, who was against betting on Argentina for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The ex-strategist of Barcelona de Guayaquil and the ‘Tri’ (Interim) felt that his compatriot didn’t have the necessary level to replace him Gustave Alfaro.

Lazy loaded component

“I don’t feel that Gareca is the best candidate. But well, that’s something the leaders decide. I think a lot of smoke is sold about this. Ecuador should look for a better coach,” he told journalist Kevin Verdezoto from Ecuavisa.

Célico also questioned Ricardo Gareca’s performances at the Blanquirroja bench. Some of the points that caught his eye were qualifying for the World Cup in Russia and losing the playoffs to Australia.

“Gareca was a World Cup player because of that claim in Russia 2018 qualifying. If it weren’t for Chile’s claim, Peru would have been left out. He also had a long project and couldn’t qualify for this last World Cup either,” he stressed.

Which teams has Ricardo Gareca managed?

  • Cordoba workshops (Argentina)
  • Colon de Santa Fe (Argentina)
  • Quilmes (Argentina)
  • Argentine Juniors (Argentina)
  • Cali America (Colombia)
  • Independent Santa Fe (Colombia)
  • University of Sports
  • Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)
  • Palm Trees (Brazil)
  • Peruvian team