Gaizka Garitano will continue to be Eibar’s coach next season. The coach from Rio de Janeiro will fulfill his contract -it ends in 2023-, despite not having achieved the objective set upon his arrival, which was none other than promotion to First Division. The excellent season that the team has signed, with historic numbers, have been reason enough for the club to bet on the continuity of the coach and César Palacios has confirmed it this Tuesday in his appearance before the media.
The coach from Biscay already hinted at his intention to continue at the helm of the Eibar bench last Sunday and the armory team has ratified him in the position a few hours after the tough outcome of the playoffs. Palacios has come out against all the criticism of the coach to defend his work. “We have achieved 80 points and we must not forget that. We must give enough value to that. The team and Gaizka have worked to the maximum for a goal that escaped us at the last moment, but when so much effort is dedicated you have to bet on them. I firmly believe in your work and we will be competitive again. Maximum respect for Gaizka and his coaching staff.”
In this way, Palacios and Garitano will start working together to plan the next squad. The continuity of the technician is a reflection of the idea that Eibar has, that they do not bet on making too many changes in a group that was built practically from scratch last summer and in which all the confidence is maintained to be able to achieve the assault on First Division. next season. “We have a solid base and an important nucleus that from the start makes us competitive, because we have shown it. We are going to be the best possible team”.
We have achieved 80 points and we must not forget that. You have to give enough value to that. The team and Gaizka have worked to the maximum for an objective that has escaped us at the last moment
Palacios has acknowledged that the last week of competition has been very tough. “I don’t think it was a failure. Under normal conditions we would have gone up to First, but that doesn’t take away the disappointment that is there. We have depended on ourselves at all times, but Alcorcón, after being at the top all year, meant brutal wear and tear. It was a very hard blow that cannot be hidden. It’s been a tough week, but as I told the players, we have to get up and look for another opportunity, for the club, the fans and them. I only understand life through work and struggle. We will not give up.”