Sadness in football due to the death this Monday of Uruguayan coach Rubén Israel, who was Millonarios coach and had a fleeting passage through the capital’s Santa Fe team. “Rest now my fighter, my warrior. Thanks to those who trusted him to allow him to develop his great Passion, leaders, players, fans. The pain is immense, thank you for joining us! ”, It reads through his official Twitter account.
The strategist, born on December 8, 1955, in Montevideo, had been suffering from health complications for years, although at the moment the specific cause of his death has not been indicated.
Rubén Israel began his career as a coach for the Uruguayan Sportivo Cerrito in 1995 and also directed Rentistas, Progreso, Miramar Misiones, Huracán Buceo, Rampla Juniors, Atenas de San Carlos in his country . Then he went to international football and was in charge of Libertad (Paraguay) , Unión Española (Chile), Atlante (Mexico), Barcelona from Ecuador, Alajuelense (Costa Rica).
In addition, Israel directed the El Salvador team between 2011 and 2011: “Our condolences to the entire family of the former Technical Director of our Major National Team Rubén Israel,” published the Salvadoran Football Federation after the Uruguayan’s death.
— FESFUT (@fesfut_sv) July 6, 2021
On his passage through Colombia, in 2009 he arrived in Santa Fe, but he only lasted one hour at the head of the capital team, due to the fact that he resigned in the face of alleged threats he received. Six years passed, and the Uruguayan coach was later hired by Millonarios.
— Ruben Israel Oficial (@DTRubenIsrael) April 1, 2016
By the way, Harold Santiago Mosquera, who was part of Millonarios and to whom Israel gave him minutes when he was in charge of the capital group, recalled him with a few heartfelt and brief words.
“Thank you for trusting me and for opening the door for me to start my career in the club of my loves. A lot of strength for the whole family. Prof. Rubén Israel flies high, ”Mosquera recalled.