Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici indicated that the club would know Monday whether famed coach Carlos Bianchi would rejoin the club where he's had his greatest successes for a third time after the two met several times to try and work out an accord.
"We keep advancing, we are well on our way and Monday we'll know. Today we got well into negotiations and I left feeling good. I've always been an optimist and don't think about the possibility of a 'no' from Bianchi," said Angelici.
The president added that he and the former and maybe future coach talked about the possibility of Juan Roman Riquelme joining the team, although the latter said recently that he would not play again at Boca. Angelici said the "doors of the club were open" for Riquelme.
Leaving the club "was a personal decision by Riquelme, which I didn't agree with. What is clear is that he is a Boca icon, and I already said that he can come back. I'm not going to reiterate the same thing over and over," he said.
Biachi is the winningest coach in Boca history with four Argentine league titles and five international trophies.
"We have the obligation of governing the club without turning the backs on our members and we've heard that they want Bianchi because he has been the most successful coach in our history. That's why we've offered (a contract) for the three years the board has remaining."
"We are not thinking about another trainer. The only one in our plans is Bianchi," Angelici said.