This article was translated by John R. Bopp
A month ago, on this blog we talked about a biography about an Argentine footballer who was known by the nickname “The Vasco”. “The Vasco from Saladillo” was the name of the book and Julio Jorge Olarticoechea was the name of the subject of the book.
Now, we’ve found out that this Argentine Basque has been named the man who will select the national team that will represent Argentina in the Rio Olympic Games.
We wanted to make sure to give you the link to this article about this athlete on the ABC Saladillo’s website where the Vasco from Saladillo explains how he received the news of being named the man to select the Argentine National Olympic team, his humble origins, and his telling how he was buying lettuce for a roast when he was given the news!
ABC Saladillo – 8/7/2016 – Argentina
Simplemente Vasco: “Estaba comprando lechuga para un asado cuando me avisaron que sería el técnico de la selección”
“Estoy orgulloso y agradecido a la gente que confió en mí. No tengo miedo a perder. Estoy dando un mensaje con eso”, soltó, como introducción, ante los medios presentes en la primera conferencia de prensa que brindo el flamante técnico de la selección Argentina que estará en los Juegos Olímpicos 2016, Julio Jorge Olarticoechea.