ANDhe partner awaits Aitor Elizegi’s decision. The president is in a key week to decide the date of the elections. And he has three days to go try that the skein does not get tangled even more. If he calls them this Saturday or Sunday the go through the polls will be on Wednesday 22 or Thursday 23 June. In case of leaving it for later -assuming that they will not be called for a weekend without the League- The elections will be the last week of June. between days 27 and 30. A nonsense.
The last april 27He, in the presentation of a temporary exhibition of the Athletic museum, the President ruled out referring to the electoral process. I left it for a later appearance because I wanted to give ‘Children of ’37 in the United Kingdom’ maximum importance and not divert the focus. The problem is that two weeks have passed and no one has spoken again about the topic. During this time the candidate Barkalawhich is the only one to date that has seen the light in that condition, I considered it a chore to hold the elections so late. The discontent is widespread and It has also occurred in other areas.
The Lezama workers, many of them with contracts that expire on June 30, are concerned about the outcome of the elections that will mark their future. The case is important because if the current Board of Directors does not renew these contracts, the new management will have to do so shortly after arriving. In the case of the plan with the first team the matter is different: the outgoing board to leave the preseason mounted, with a stage abroad and several defined friendlies.
The electoral garden is at risk since President Elizegi made it clear in the last budget assembly that he would not stand for re-election. The intention of the leader in taking the elections to June was for his Board of Directors to close the exercise and for the team, especially the coach, to be on the sidelines. As well, the second has exploded in his hands because in these weeks the figure of Marcelino has burned.
The coach is the member of the entity that has spoken the most about the elections. There is no press conference prior to a match that does not have the electoral nuance added, either because there has been contact with one of the candidates or because they have spoken with other technicians. The coach, as it has been usual in this club for longer than Elizegi’s mandate, he remains as a spokesman for transcendent issues… with all that that wears. It is striking that Athletic repeat the same mistake so many times and once again leave one of its most accredited executives to the wind of today.
Neither Pochetino nor Blanc
Marcelineor it looks like I will pack my bags in June. The logical thing is that he is looking for alternatives to continue his career in another entity. He did not want to sign the renewal months ago because in his project logic and confidence he wanted to wait to see what the next managers thought and in that transit he has discovered that those who will make that decision have left him behind other coaches when it comes to establishing a first contact. What’s more, none of the presidential candidates has firmly offered continuity.
The candidates have opened rounds with various coaches to know the availability they will have to train Athletic. The names that sung in recent weeks are those by Pochetino and Blanc. None of them train Athletic, although it is true that they have listened to the proposals that have been forwarded to them. Pochetino has a higher market and Blanc, who would be interested, is a very late option in the preferences.
The presidential candidates too have maintained contact with tour coaches in LaLiga -some of them active in this championship- but nothing has come to fruition yet enough so that they can consider him their coach in the presentation of the electoral project.