Alliance of Lima They’ve put together a great squad with the aim of having a good season at the 2023 Copa Libertadores and trying to qualify for the last 16. The last time the blue and white team advanced to the rounds at this international competition was in 2010, when Gustave Costas directed the intimate. His technical assistant was then Jose “Pepe” Sotowho shared some unusual cabals the strategist used before a game.
In an interview for the YouTube show ‘La Fe del ‘Cuto”, the former footballer revealed that on a number of occasions he had to iron the shirt of what is now DT of the Bolivian team.
“One day we were going to play in La Paz and I told him, ‘You have to wear a suit,’ and I ironed his shirt myself. We won 3-1 and in the next Copa Libertadores game he’ll throw my shirt away so I can iron it again,” said the ‘caudillo’.
In addition, Soto indicated that Costas tried to ensure that the substitutes’ bench was always clean. “He didn’t like the fans throwing papers on the bench, he cleaned them, everything had to be clean. We threw scraps of paper or bottles and he stopped to clean up.”
Which teams led Gustavo Costas?
Gustave Costas During his career he managed a large number of teams in South America. The Argentine was in command of Racing, Alliance of LimaCerro Porteño, Barcelona SC, Atlas, Independiente de Medellín, Palestino, among others.
He is currently the technical director of the absolute Bolivian team with a view to qualifying for the 2026 World Cup.