Spanish coach Miguel Angel Portugal revealed on Thursday the reasons that led him to leave the Bolivian club Jorge Wilstermann three months after signing a contract.
In an interview with radio station Cadena SER, the 63-year-old Spanish coach tells how he confronted the leader of one of the club's cheerleaders who invaded Jorge Wilstermann's training center and forced him to flee Bolivia.
"Over there [Bolívia] there is a type of adepts that are the Brave Bars, that are in its height. I had no idea what that was like. Unconsciously, one day I confronted their boss during a training session, "Miguel Angel Portugal began.
The 63-year-old coach also revealed that his attitude towards the cheerleader left the "players surprised", and only then realized that "it did not look good" when he went online and saw the criminal record of the cheerleader: "I felt real fear," said Miguel Angel Portugal.
"The rest of the fans supported me and I respected myself, but the Barras Bravas are more than 400," added Miguel Angel Portugal, also revealing that Jorge Wilstermann's own president came to "say he did not guarantee the safety" of the team.
"It's something that has never happened to me, not in Bolivia, not even in Brazil," he said.