The cautious results and perhaps the pressure created around the club made Álexis Márquez from Pereira decide to terminate his contract as Atlético Bucaramanga strategist.
After the 2-0 loss against Independiente Medellín on Monday night in matchday 14 of the Betplay 2-2023 League, Márquez confirmed his departure in a press conference.
“Despite all the good that has been achieved and the good work done by the group, one must know when to take a step. We as a coaching staff leave calmly because we given everything we know more or less about football, we give it to the group of players, but we are in a position that means results yes or yes,” said Márquez, who in 23 match achieved six wins, seven draws and ten losses.
“We are in a city where the environment has become very bad, not only for the boys but also for us, and I know that by moving away, the burden that can be on them is lifted a little,” he In addition to Márquez, who in three years became the ninth Bucaramanga coach to leave office.
Previously, it was done by Sergio Novoa, Luis Fernando Suarez, Oscar Upegui (2021), Nestor Craviotto (2021-2022), Armando Osma, Jose Ramoa, Hernan Darius Gomez (2022) and Raul Armando (2022-2023).
But in the current League, there are several teams that have changed their captains.
Aside from Bucaramanga, Alberto Suarez (Envigado), Pompilio Paez (Jaguares), Juan Cruz Real (Tolima), Hernan Darius Gomez (Junior), Mario Garcia (Chico) and Nestor Craviotto (Huila) also left.
On the other hand, and after the 1-2 loss this Monday in Polideportivo Sur against Millonarios, the former defender Andrés Orozco suggested that he could leave the technical direction of Envigado to rededicate himself to work with the club’s minor divisions. His replacement will be Dayron Pérez from Antioquia, who led Atlético Huila between 2018-2019 and 2020-2021). With the Orange team, Orozco directed 12 games, won one, lost seven and drew four.
In this tournament, Envigado, last in the League with eight points and fighting relegation, has changed its coach. On July 25, after two rounds of the championship, Alberto Suárez left office.