After playing in clubs like Boca, Arsenal (England) and Inter (Italy), Nelson Vivas was hired by River there for 200 3, when Manuel Pellegrini was the coach and José María Aguilar served as president. In that pass market, the return of Marcelo Gallardo to the Núñez club for example …
However, Vivas was never able to adapt and made the decision to leave River in that same year because he could not bear the whistles that fell from the rostrum: "Much of my career I had to live with the I had no way of defending myself inside the court. It was trying to naturalize it so that it affected me as little as possible. But outside the situation is different. We are face to face. There I can defend myself. So, every time I passed my reactions I didn't they were good, "said the former defender of the Argentine National Team, in dialogue with Infobae.
"Pellegrini was directing. It was a halftime of the 2003 South American Championship. Against Liberty of Paraguay. The decision was a relief. Everything was wrong. I enjoyed training. Sharing the locker room with my teammates. similar amount of insults . I was absolutely out of focus. Not only was I not able to hit a one-meter pass but I couldn't coexist with that. I asked for the change at halftime and rescinded the next day, "said Vivas, about day he decided to ask for the change at halftime and leave River.
And in the same vein, he related what he said to Pellegrini: " I said 'Take me out because I no longer play soccer'. Pellegrini replied that he couldn't do that … Today as a coach I put myself in that place and you found yourself in a situation that you can't believe. But he had to make the change. I didn't want to play any more … ".
The truth is that that day Vivas left River and never returned. A year later he arranged with Quilmes and ended his career. He is now an assistant to Cholo Simeone at Atlético Madrid but before that he directed Defense and Justice, Students and Quilmes on his own.