Julio Casares, president of the club, posted a photo hugging Crespo. In the caption, it guaranteed the permanence of the Argentine.
– To rule out any unfortunate speculation, I reaffirm that regardless of the results, coach Hernan Crespo will normally follow our planning in the technical command of our team. We will follow our professional conviction and what was outlined with the football department – he wrote.
Carlos Belmonte, football director, also spoke.
– Crespo continues and will continue coaching São Paulo after today’s match against Fortaleza. This is a decision of the Football Board and has the full support of President Júlio Casares. We will continue with the conviction that we have at work – wrote the leader in a post on Twitter.
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Hernán Crespo at São Paulo training — Photo: Erico Leonan / saopaulofc
São Paulo tied the first game of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil, at Morumbi, by 2-2. To advance, they need to win in normal time. If you lose, you will be out. Another tie takes the decision of the spot to penalties.
The game gained dramatic contours after São Paulo, eliminated from Libertadores, had a very bad campaign in Brasileirão, where they are on the edge of the relegation zone.
In addition, the club recently experienced the impact of the departure of Daniel Alves, who warned that he would not re-appear, alleging salary delays, and motivated the club to decide that he would no longer use him. The impasse between São Paulo and the player can be resolved this Wednesday.