Ortega departs from River Plate
The 34-year old former Argentine international playmaker was left out of River's last game of the Clausura championship against Banfield and this has supposedly sparked rumours of a fall out between the player and the coach.
Ariel Ortega, who was once compared to the Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, said:
"I am leaving River because of the coaching staff."
"I am not leaving because I want to, but because I have to."
Meanwhile River Plate president Jose Maria Aguilar insisted that he shall do all he can to keep the player at the Monumental and remarked:
"As I have always said, I will make sure that those who have shown irreconcilable acts can reach the conciliation that every River Plate fan wants.
"Will that change Ortega's mind? It's hard."