For the second consecutive semester, Independent Santa Fe He will not be in the final phases of Colombian professional football after not adding enough points to achieve a place among the eight teams that will dispute the title.
The season of the ‘cardinal’ team was marked by the ups and downs in the performance of some players and the departure of coach Martín Cardetti at the auction of the tournament, that ended up enlarging the sports crisis that was experienced in Santa Fe.
The Argentine came out in the midst of reproaches towards his footballers and the directives, since he was pointed out as having preferences with some members of the squad, a situation that had to be denied by the coach himself. Even, in a statement he pointed out that there were some players who did not know what it was like to live up to Santa Festatements that caused controversy.
Now, with the elimination already completed, in the ‘cardinal’ team they are thinking of bringing in a new foreign coach who will put together a sports project from scratch for 2023. According to Caracol Radio, Alfredo Arias is the candidate with the most options to lead Independiente Santa Fe. Even Uruguayan media have also confirmed the information.
The 63-year-old Uruguayan has already had a frustrated passage through the country at the head of Deportivo Cali, The team he led between 2020 and 2021, although he managed to play the South American Cup, he did not meet the goal of at least achieving a title in the season and in the international tournament he was eliminated against Deportes Tolima.
Arias directed 51 games in the “sugar” team, won 19, tied 22 and lost 10. He only achieved nine points out of a possible 24 in his last semester. However, although his numbers were bad in Colombia, he has been champion in Uruguay with Montevideo Wanderers in 2014 and Ecuadorian soccer with Emelec in 2017.