Javier Aguirre revealed that something “smelled bad” to him from the moment the media was looking for his replacement – La Opinión

Javier Aguirre revealed that something “smelled bad” to him from the moment the media was looking for his replacement – La Opinión



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The Mexican Javier Aguirre He held his last press conference as coach of Mallorca in the Son Moix stadium amid the applause of his players and in a relaxed atmosphere, in which he even joked, without going into details of the meeting in which the club announced that it would not renew his contract.

It is a cycle that closes. It was nice while it lasted. Within the framework of respect and professionalism we achieve great things. I promise not to break, this is what I take away“said Aguirre in advance of the vermillions’ visit to the Getafe stadium.

This is the first time I have been greeted with applause. It’s fantastic. The club told me that they wanted us to meet (to announce that I would not continue), and at first it seemed hasty, forced. But education must come first; besides, wonderful people accompanied me“said Aguirre in relation to the farewell event that Mallorca organized last Thursday in a room in Son Moix.

He did not want to reveal his future on the bench or in the offices. “I don’t know if (in Getafe) it will be my last game. The energy is diluted. Teams outside of Spain have called me and I am in doubt. I started in 1996 and I never imagined that 28 years later I would be here“, he pointed out.

The “Vasco” will end the period of just over two years on the Mallorcan bench this Sunday in the same scenario in which he began his stage on the island (March 2022).

“In Getafe we ​​have to finish the season well, finish the cycle well. We don’t have to play a game in which everything doesn’t matter to us. No. You have to be professional until the last moment, comply with the contract. And with the commitment that this human group has, I am sure that tomorrow they will show their face“he emphasized.

When asked if he had formed an opinion as to why the board, with football director Pablo Ortells at the helm, had not offered him the renewal of his contract, he responded ironically: “I understand and respect it, maybe there were things that the club didn’t like. I realized that something smelled bad when names began to appear (of coaches candidates to replace him). And that hadn’t happened last season.“.

“I am a football person,” he added, “but whoever comes will find a family here. There have been 96 games here and the word that best defines it is ‘honey’. We have formed a nice group and, perhaps, with three or four little things we could have a good season next year. Don’t know”.

Aguirre, likewise, did not want to reveal the content of the terms in which Ortells informed him that he was not continuing: “That remains between us, they are private things. I don’t like sending messages through the press. The club is important. The rest of us are passing through,” he explained.

Finally, the Mexico City coach answered the question of what had been his best and worst moment on the vermilion bench.

The worst, without a doubt, was the 2-6 against Granada (which placed the team on the brink of relegation as soon as he took charge of the team). And the best, the night of San Sebastián (Mallorca became a finalist in the Copa del Rey by eliminating Real Sociedad in the penalty shootout),” Javier Aguirre remarked.

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