After a lot hypothesis, Matias Almeyda has confirmed that he’s intent on honoring his contract with the San Jose Earthquakes and is not going to turn into the following head coach of the Chilean national team.
”I’m grateful to the folks of Chile, to its sports director [Francis Cagigao], a great skilled; and to its president [Pablo Milad],” Almeyda advised radio La Red. “The trouble they made to rent me, and the sporting and financial proposal, which was good. I respect it, I wish to make it public. I used to be left with the need.”
Throughout this MLS offseason, Almeyda has been rumored to be on the shortlist of a number of completely different teams, together with Brazil’s Palmeiras, and Mexican sides Monterrey and Cruz Azul.
⚽️ #UnBuenDomingo | @peladoalmeyda le contó a @arevalo_martin lo difícil que es dejar de ser futbolista profesional, el cuadro de depresión que tuvo que superar y afirmó: “Nadie te prepara para pasar de viajar en colectivo a manejar una Ferrari”. https://t.co/saLPBqLFgp pic.twitter.com/qec7TDS1w1
— Radio La Red AM 910 (@radiolared) February 7, 2021
However Almeyda, who helped information the Quakes to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs last fall, defined why he enjoys teaching in San Jose.
“Why did I come to MLS? Right here I’m turning off lights, I get rid of fame,” he said. “As I communicate with you, I’m strolling round my neighborhood. Just a few folks have said hiya. I wish to stay a standard life. I wish to have an area in life whereas doing what I like.
“I need a high quality of life that not every little thing is football.”