It is imminent that Gustavo Alfaro will be made official as technical director of Boca Juniors from 2019. It is that a Guillermo Barros Schelotto the contract expires and Daniel Angelici – president of the institution – will not renew the bond since both parties believe that the Twin cycle in the Xeneize is fulfilled. As a result, leadership (now Nicolás Burdisso as the director of sports) would have everything combined with Lettuce, who in recent days rescinded his contract with Hurricane Patricios Park.
Less than a week after Alfaro's confirmation as coach of the La Ribera club, the coach has already begun to plan how his team will be formed, which sectors of the field he will strengthen and which players will emigrate from the institution, among other things. Firstly, it is necessary to mention that the blue and gold team will return to training on January 3. The Boca team will start the preseason at Casa Amarilla and, one day later, will settle in Cardales to continue with the practices.
In addition, the Xeneize has two confirmed friendlies in the summer. The same will happen in Mar del Plata. On January 16 he will face the Union of Santa Fe, while on the 20th of the same month will be the faces with Aldosivi in the Estádio José María Minella. His first commitment for the Superliga Argentina in 2019 will be against Newell's Old Boys on January 27.
As for the transfer market, it is presumed that Gustavo Alfaro can not count on three players. Edwin Cardona already migrated to the Pachuca of Mexico, Lisandro Magallán will play in Ajax of the Netherlands, while Cristian Espinoza will return to Villareal after completing his loan at La Ribera. However, Lettuce may lose one of the best players on the roster.
Nahitan Nández He has several offers to be transferred to Europe and, according to his representative, one of the conditions for the Uruguayan to remain in the club is that the Oriental becomes the club's highest paid player. Another key piece of Boca that would have its future away from La Bombonera is Cristian Pavón, which sounds to strengthen the Arsenal of England. In the same way, Pablo Perez would have completed his cycle as an interpreter of Xeneize.
Unlike Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who his ideal alignment was based on a very pronounced 4-3-3, it is presumed that Parque Patricios' former Huracán technical director will use his preferred tactical scheme: 4-4-2. The same will be composed of the two most important advance of the blue and gold cast (Darío Benedetto and Ramón Ábila) four midfielders (it is believed that Lettuce will ask the leadership to buy two interior flyers with speed and endurance) and four defenders. While waiting for Boca to confirm Alfaro as technical director of the institution, this would be an X-ray of Gustavo's probable team headed by Xeneize.