After the departure of the Uruguayan Alfredo Arias from the technical direction of Santa Fe Independentthe directives of the capital cadre, headed by its president Eduardo Méndez, are in search of the successor of the Uruguayan who headed for his country to direct Peñarol.
In the Alfredo Arias era, Independiente Santa Fe managed to qualify for the final home runs of the League betplay Dimayor II, something that the picture Cardinal could not achieve in previous tournaments with Harold Rivera and Martín Cardetti, respectively. The capital team qualified in the first position of all against all, which allowed them to be seeded.
The first champion of Colombia was seeded in Group A together with Millonarios, Junior from Barranquilla and Deportivo Pereira, who in the end was crowned champion of the local rented by winning the final against Independiente Medellín. Although Santa Fe did not achieve its goal of embroidering the tenth star on its shield, it did obtain a quota for Conmebol Suramericana.
According to information from a journalist from WinSports Felipe Sierra, through his official Twitter account, Independiente Santa Fe already has the replacement for Eduardo Arias: Harold Rivera (52) will be the new coach of #SantaFe. A few minutes ago the DT link was closed. In the next few hours the official announcement will be made.
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In the absence of official confirmation from Independiente Santa Fe, the news did not go down well with the club’s fans, since they do not have good memories of Harold Rivera. In fact, several Twitter users compared the 52-year-old from Tolima with Julio Avelino Comesaña, who led the team ten times Shark. “And the cherry on the cake was the announcement of Harold Rivera 2, the new Comesaña”, wrote a tweeter.
Likewise, the fans of Independiente Santa Fe remembered the failures of Harold Rivera in front of the team Cardinal. “They lost a final against América with a score in the first leg of 3-0 when the team was far superior to the rival. (He gave life to JCR). Architect of the greatest international shame in the club’s history against River.
“They take out the fertilizers, they do not support the idol, they come out to lie and by surprise they announce to bring the failure of Harold Rivera! It is that one does not understand what is the north of the leadership of Méndez!”
Since he left his position as coach of Independiente Santa Fe in August 2021, Harold Rivera has not directed again. Of course, he has been in the list of candidates to take the reins of several teams such as Deportivo Cali, Independiente Medellín and Atlético Bucaramanga.
In his time at Independiente Santa Fe, Harold Rivera led 83 games in all competitions with a balance of 37 wins, 25 draws and 21 losses. In addition to Santa Fe, the 52-year-old strategist also directed Patriotas Boyacá, Atlético Bucaramanga and Unión Magdalena.