Independent Santa Fe confirmed the hiring of Martin Cardetti What new technical director by 2022. The Argentine has already led Bogotá FC in Colombia, in the Second Division. He will be the seventh coach Eduardo Méndez chooses in his cycle as president of the Bogota club, counting the two stages as the top cardinal leader.
As president, Méndez has played two league titles and the title has eluded him. In his dream, he has hired seven coaches, and interim Grigori Méndez is counted as the eighth manager. Of those DT’s, two have been Argentine. Although the history of the leader with coaches from that country there is a third in memory.
The first time that Eduardo Méndez opted for an Argentine coach was in 2006, already with competition in the League and in the Copa Libertadores; the bad results caused the departure of Germán ‘Basílica’ González and he arrived Ricardo Gareca, who directed for the first time in Colombia (later he was in America); a good bet, which unfortunately came to an end due to poor results.
Méndez’s second meeting with an Argentine strategist was not very kind: when he assumed the presidency for the second time, his predecessor, Juan Andrés Carreño, had hired Patrick Camps, who was José Pékerman’s technical assistant in the Colombian National Team, but without experience as a proprietary coach.
The run of poor results, coupled with a misunderstanding in the dressing room at the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium in Ibagué, caused his untimely and rugged departure.
Now comes Cardetti, the second Argentine from the Méndez era and the third foreigner (the Uruguayan Julio Comesaña was the first). The ‘Chapulín’ is another bet for First Division football, as he will debut in A, preceded by his work at Bogotá FC.