Deportes Tolima continues its administrative chaos following the controversial departure of Juan Cruz Real. The “Vinotinto y Oro” team has suffered in the last two years, because although they became champions in 2021, their successes have been lost from then on. Following the Argentine’s departure, there was much talk about the possible arrival of Alexandre Guimaraes, but Tolima’s new helmsman will be a Colombian coach.
There have been many rumors about who might take the reins of a team that has been unstable following the deaths of Gabriel Camargo, the team’s former president, and Hernán Torres, the strategist who led them to glory. The process that “Pitirri” Salazar led at the time and that both Alberto Gamero and Torres knew how to manage led them to win titles over Nacional and Millonarios in 2018 and 2021.
The Colombian coach who will come to Deportes Tolima
With Juan Cruz Real’s results up to the 10th matchday of the league, the Argentine left his position. At that time, José Arastey and Henry Rojas took over the duels against Atlético Huila and Independiente Medellín and only got one point out of six possible. Then César Camargo tried to maneuver and after Guimaraes’ arrival failed, he decided on his plan B: David González.
The 41-year-old former Independiente Medellín goalkeeper will take on the role of first coach at Tolima, marking his second experience as a director at FPC. The Colombian strategist comes from freedom after Independiente Medellín removed him from his position last semester, despite qualifying for the Copa Libertadores and reaching a final in 2022 and hitting home runs in the first half of the year.
The idol of the “Powerful”, who was a goalkeeper for Manchester City in 2010, takes the reins of a team that needs to pave its way as quickly as possible. Tolima is far from the eight classified teams, but has room for improvement in the table this season. González would take the duel against Envigado. The duel against Envigado will be led by Arastey and Henry Rojas,