Estudiantes Captain Juan Sebastian Veron Attacks Former Coach Alex Sabella

Posted by admin on Friday, 4 February 2011

After Alejandro Sabella's departure from Estudiantes this week, club captain Juan Sebastian Veron was furious at the manner of his exit.
Influential Estudiantes captain Juan Sebastian Veron launched a stinging verbal attack at departed coach Alejandro Sabella, affirming that he felt let down by the way the Copa Libertadores winner suddenly left the Pincha.

"Disappointment, surprise, bitterness and rage," were the four words chosen by the veteran midfielder when asked to describe his feelings at a club press conference. Sabella shocked Argentine football on Tuesday when he walked away from Estudiantes after almost two years in charge, and Veron made it clear that the wounds left by the exit were still fresh.

"His explanation didn't convince me. He has his reasons and in the face of that you can't do anything, we tried to get him to rethink his decision, but he didn't want to. He grew up as a coach with this team, we shared a lot of things. We deserved a better ending for the relationship we had together."

Several coaches have already been linked to the post at the current champions, including Mauricio Pellegrino, Nelson Vivas and Claudio Berizzo, who have emerged as the favourites for the vacancy. Veron however gave an acidic response when questioned about the successor, and didn't miss a further opportunity to attack his former trainer.

"He could look Greek or Italian, anyone who looks like you guys," 'La Brujita' fired at the gathered reporters.

"We need someone who actually wants to work here, as all of us players do."