This Thursday, Eduardo Domínguez confirmed his early departure from Colón Santa Fe and said goodbye to the fans with a handwritten letter which was published by the club.
“I would like to express all my gratitude to the fan who has always shown me his respect and affection. To my players, who have taken to places that only dream of; the medical staff, props, cancheros and all the people who work in the club; and to the Board of Directors headed by José Vignatti, thank you for trusting me again. Every beginning has an end And I feel like it’s time to say goodbye A see you later, or goodbye, because they will always be in my heart. Thanks Colon! “, said the DT who took Sabalero champion of the Professional League Cup, his first title in 116 years of history.
After the emotional letter, Eduardo Domínguez broke the silence and in dialogue with the media from Santa Fe told the reasons that led him to decide to move away from Colón in advance, since his contract expired in December 2022. He was also very praiseworthy with the leadership and the squad and threw an indirect dart for the representative of Facundo Farías, the jewel of Sabalero and one of the best players in the championship for whom they fight Boca Juniors and River Plate in this pass market. Regarding his future as DT, with Independiente de Avellaneda as the maximum candidate to hire him, he chose not to give details.
“It was not overnight or because of a result. I had been managing it in my head, talking to the president. They insisted until the last day for me to continue, but I had already made up my mind to bring this cycle to a close and let another coach come and continue to build a better Colón “, Domínguez expressed in an interview with Santa Fe air (Things happen).
And he added: “You see situations. Nothing in particular. He felt like he couldn’t give more to this group of players. I don’t like being around. To face this coming year to Colón, with the Copa Libertadores, and hold the bar high, one has to be full of energy, have high motivation. They (for the leaders) gave me peace of mind, all the support. But I saw that I couldn’t go on. It was not something punctual. I felt that we had to let go of each other, that another coaching staff come with enthusiasm and energy so that Colón continues to build the path ”.
Eduardo Domínguez acknowledged that the end of the years was not as expected, with defeats in the classic against Unión and a thrashing against River Plate for the Champions Trophy. However, he assured that these mishaps did not influence his final decision. “We did not like the last week, we did not close the year as we wanted and as the year itself deserved, but that does not cloud the overall balance of what the year was and what Colón produced in 2021. It did not influence at all. It wasn’t going to matter if we had hypothetically won. I was not going to tip the balance one way or the other. “
Already in dialogue with Radio Sol FM 91.5, Y punctually on the versions that indicate that he will be an Independent technician, Domínguez expressed: “Let them say what they want, I’m going to talk back and forth, I don’t know what is going to come “. However, he was highly appreciative of the Rolfi Montenegro, Rojo’s new sports advisor: “With Rolfi we were partners, we played together and I have directed him for almost a year and a half. We have lived a lot in my last stage in Huracán and my first stage as a coach. I appreciate him a lot because I understand what he has helped me to grow as a coach ”.
Finally, he made a clear message about the case of Facundo Farías, the top star of the team that Boca and River are fighting for. The main target was his representative, Martin Sendoa, for the handling he had with the 19-year-old. “I am not the one to give my opinion, I gave little opinion when I worked with him, now the one who works with him is his agent. What the businessman must not forget is that he is the businessman and the one who plays is the player. That everything you do is to improve your quality of life or job opportunities. Do not expose it by exposing it, to appear in a newspaper or portal. It has a very long journey. It will depend on Facu. He is a boy who wants to learn and likes to learn. You have to be on top of him but also give him his space and know how to function as he should be ”.