After Anibal Biggeri’s resignation, a man of the house takes over in San Martín.
It had been long in waiting but he’s back- Fernando Gamboa, once an iconic (and sturdy) defender in the ranks of Chacarita Juniors, that also played for big teams like Boca Juniors and Newell’s and even made it to the Selección Nacional, now will be in charge of Chacarita’s charge to stay afloat in the Nacional B after thirteen games without winning and with el Funebrero in the relegation positions.
Gamboa, now 44 years old, has taken over in a club he knows well- but he has a big task at hand: not only, as we said before, to get the team back on track, but also to get over some heavy injury losses (for an example Cristian Bordacahar) and over the loose performances of some of the players, but also to recuperate some, like Victor Zapata, who has declared he doesn’t want to play in Chacarita any more in light of his state of mind and Chaca’s current standing in the tournament.
Chacarita’s performance under Biggeri in 2015 was of 5 games won, 9 games drawn, and 10 games lost over 24 games played.
As a manager, Gamboa, has taken over the youth teams of Boca Juniors at first, then Newell’s Old Boys, Chacarita Juniors, Colón (Santa Fe, Primera División), Independiente Rivadavia (Mendoza, Nacional B), and the Rangers de Talca (Chile) up until the end of 2014. As a player he also performed for teams such as Newell’s Old Boys (Primera División), Boca Juniors (Primera División), River Plate (Primera División), Real Oviedo (Spain), Chacarita Juniors (Nacional B), Colo Colo (Chile) , Grasshoppers (Switzerland) and Argentinos Juniors (Primera División) up until his retirement on 2005.
Featured photo courtesy of Prensa Chacarita Juniors