“He’s no longer the Passarella we used to know. Now he’s another Daniel.”
His friends are shocked. Some even try to deny it publicly. But it’s understandable: It’s painful to admit that the most famous travel companions suffers from the consequences of two neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, That at the age of 69 more and more frequently caused him – among other things – to not find himself in time and space.
Kaiser today suffers from a process of cognitive decline experienced by his father. His intimate assurances that he rarely leaves his home alone and currently his only activities are a few rides in his Mercedes Benz around the neighborhood of the house in Lomas de San Isidro, but with help, he suddenly forgets that address. Can go on or lose orientation. Or periodically visiting Chacabuco where his son Lucas has been living for a few years.
The youngest of the Passarellas, in fact, would appreciate returning to Buenos Aires because, due to his condition, his father not only could no longer manage a football team: Nor manage your property’s assets. Although if one finds it in the bakery where he meets for coffee with his friends or in the streets of his hometown, he may not notice the symptoms, those around him assure that today they are around three More often come years, years ago, when they began to become apparent.
Although in recent times it has been linked to the possibility of training Chinese, Qatari, Arab teams and even Latin American teams, In his most intimate environment he assures that it was more media noise than reality, because in no case could he take responsibility.
His former teammates/friends/members of his coaching staff are not part of his most selective circle today, nor are most of the leaders who accompanied him during management, which led to his historic downfall. River in 2011. he last saw many of them Alexander Sabella,
Passarella with Sabella.
River was the last team he managed in 2007., Rivers, too, was the club that made him the best defender in the history of Argentine football. And Rivers also tempted him to become one of four people in the world who were players, coaches, and presidents of the same club. Santiago Bernabeu, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Babington.
with a social condemnation that did not allow them to step on it to commemorate And around him, he is awaiting sentencing for embezzlement and the formation of violent groups that began at the point that he would be difficult to convict and with a final job as executive director of World Talent Group, a company which he had created. Billionaire Salvadoran Fito Salume, Passarella—as the people who go with him today say— “She is no longer what we used to know.”
Passarella with a Salvadoran politician (Twitter Fito Salume).