Stillitano ceases to be the technical director of Independiente INDEPENDENT El Intransigente
March 19, 2023 at 15:02
It is the cronicle of a foreseen death. Leandro Stillitano ceased to be the technical director of Independent after the draw 2 to 2 of Red with Columbus of Santa Fe on saturday in avellaneda. The coach was on a tightrope for several games and after only eight dates and just one win in the Professional Leaguethe club and DT agreed to terminate the contract.
Stillitano’s word before goodbye
«The fan has the right to express himself and we are the first to want to win. We are strong and we know we have to improve.”Stillitano had said at a press conference after the draw against Colón. «It was a hard blow but the intention is to continue. I spoke with the leaders, as always. I’m the first to want to win. When we win a game the situation will change.”, added the then DT. But the end was different.
After the conference, a new meeting was held between the leadership and the coach in which they agreed to end the brief cycle as technical director of Independiente. Former aide-de-camp ariel holan came as an alternative to the “no” of Gustavo Quinteroswith whom he worked in Chile and who was the first choice of the leadership headed by Fabian Doman. But the results were bad.
Stillitano’s numbers in Independiente
So far in the Professional League, Independiente has only won one game, against workshops in Córdoba. He had five draws and two losses. For several dates, Stillitano was already on the tightrope and depended on better results to continue. This Saturday, the Red tied in an unusual match. They won 2-1 with two penalties, an incredible one given by Paolo Goltz. But about the time Wanchope Ábila scored the tie on the rebound of a penalty saved by Rodrigo Rey and sentenced the luck of DT.
“Today we had good things, but again it got away from us. Hard things have been happening to us, what we wanted most today was to win. The group showed its face, but as I said before, the pain is great when the victory is missing nothing for the end. But you have to continue. There are only 8 dates, there is still a lot left. We have to turn the page,” Rey said after the game. Now, Red must look for a new DT.