In the text, the Argentine coach pointed out that he ended a cycle of ‘a lot of work, commitment and effort’, giving the club the best he had.
Crespo applauds São Paulo players during their victory against 4 de Julho for the Copa do Brasil
Hernán Crespo used his Instagram account this Thursday morning, 14, to say goodbye to São Paulo fans, players and directors. In the text, the Argentine coach pointed out that he ended a cycle of “a lot of work, commitment and effort”, giving the best he had to the club. Despite taking the Tricolor out of the queue for eight years with the conquest of Paulistão, the coach ended up leaving the Tricolor in a dangerous situation in the Brazilian Championship, near the relegation zone. In addition, the team fell overwhelmingly in the quarterfinals of the Libertadores da América and Copa do Brasil, against Palmeiras and Fortaleza, respectively. ”
“Today I say goodbye to São Paulo thanking the entire São Paulo family for all their affection and support during this time together. A stage of hard work is over, with responsibility, commitment and effort, we try to apply our game idea and proposal. I leave with the peace of mind that we have always given the best of each one. I want to thank the players for their delivery and commitment”, wrote Crespo, who didn’t show any hurt when talking about the directors. To the directors, for having given me the chance to be part of São Paulo and its history, and for the great commitment and affection with which they accompanied me, always being available and working very hard at our side”, he added.
In the publication, Crespo also sent a message of support to Rogério Ceni, his successor in office. The São Paulo board, a few hours after informing the Argentinean of the termination, announced the return of the former goalkeeper to the team’s command. “To all the people who work at the club for taking care of us and taking care of us with great affection. And to all the tricolor fans, 20 million people who have always supported, from day one, at all times, showing great affection. Finally, I wish Rogério the best in everything that lies ahead. A big hug and all the best for São Paulo Futebol Clube”, concluded the coach, who had a point advantage of around 57%, with 24 wins, 19 draws and 10 losses.