"Gallardo can coach Real Madrid or Barcelona."

River Plate president Rodolfo de Honorvio has nominated his coach Marcelo Gallardo to train in Europe, namely Real Madrid or Barcelona after his contract with his team expired.

Gallardo led the Argentine team to the second consecutive final in Copa Libertadores, and his third in the tournament, after beating his rival Boca Juniors.

"My mandate ends in 2021, as well as Gallardo's contract, it will be a difficult task for my successor, but I hope it will continue for years to come here," de Honorvio said with Radio La Red.

He added: "I expected it would be difficult to continue after the Madrid final, but he has the energy, I think he is a candidate to move to Europe after that, possible Real Madrid and Barcelona."

"He's tremendously competitive, he's the best coach he's ever come up with," he said.

River Plate will play the Copa Libertadores final next month in Santiago, Chile.

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