It was precisely two years in the past in the present day that we reported (see under) the eventual enjoying retirement of Jonas Gutierrez.
On the age of 38 years 4 months and ten days, the Newcastle United cult hero had performed his very remaining aggressive match.
Having joined them in July 2021 and enjoying a handful of matches, Jonas Gutierrez ended his lengthy and distinguished enjoying profession with Membership Almagro, the membership that he’s a lifelong fan of.
Quick ahead two years and now Jonas Gutierrez has taken his first step into soccer administration.
The previous Newcastle star shall be managing in Primera Nacional, which is the second tier of membership soccer in Argentina.
Jonas Gutierrez agreeing to turn out to be supervisor of… sure, Membership Almagro, the membership he loves and has all the time supported.
¡𝗘𝗹 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗴𝗼 𝗱𝗲 𝘃𝘂𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗮 𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗮! 🤩 🇪🇪
🤝🏼 Jonás Gutiérrez, nuevo supervisor del Membership Almagro.
¡𝘉𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘥𝘰 𝘑𝘰𝘯𝘢́𝘴! 👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/C50DoRFsXB
— ClubAlmagro1911 (@almagroficial) November 15, 2023
Best of luck to someone who all the time gave every thing to Newcastle United and was a kind of who stood as much as the shameful actions of Mike Ashley.
The Magazine – 16 November 2023:
Jonas Gutierrez has lastly referred to as it a day.
On the age of 38 years 4 months and ten days, the Newcastle United cult hero performed his very remaining match on Tuesday.
Having joined them in July, Jonas Gutierrez now ends his lengthy and distinguished enjoying profession with Almagro, the membership that he helps, based mostly in Buenos Aires.
Tuesday’s sport was at dwelling in opposition to Ferro Carril Oeste, within the remaining spherical of video games within the common league season in Argentina.
Forward of this remaining match of his enjoying profession, Jonas Gutierrez referring to it yesterday as ‘The Final Dance’ through his Twitter account:
— Jonas Gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) November 15, 2021
Restricted to solely sub appearances within the league for Almagro, Jonas Gutierrez had got here off the bench six instances since arriving in July and he remained unbeaten to this point within the matches he had featured in.
Nevertheless, Ferro Carril Oeste hadn’t learn the script, Jonas Gutierrez coming off the bench on 61 minutes together with his workforce trailing 2-1 and while Almagro did rating late in added time, the previous Newcastle star ended his profession with a 3-2 defeat because the guests had scored a 3rd on 80 minutes.
The consequence not an enormous shock as Ferro Carril Oeste wanted a win to face an opportunity of ending prime of the Argentine second tier, while Jonas and his teammates began and ended the sport in ninth place. The guests ending up runners up although anyway, as prime of the desk Barracas Central gained their remaining league sport as effectively.
So good luck to an actual NUFC cult hero, someone who will all the time be welcome on Tyneside.
Seven years at St James Park proved to Newcastle United followers what an important character Jonas Gutierrez is.
All the time gave his all on the pitch and a key participant in that fifth place Premier League season of 2011/12.
While off the pitch he was additionally very talked-about with each followers and the opposite gamers, a bigger than life character.
He additionally had actual bottle, not solely overcoming the nightmare of discovering out he had testicular most cancers, but additionally standing as much as Mike Ashley.
Perhaps probably the most shameful Ashley NUFC second of all (in opposition to some VERY stiff competitors), the previous Newcastle United proprietor discovered by a tribunal to have discriminated in opposition to Jonas when he was recovering from testicular most cancers.
The tribunal discovering that Mike Ashley had ordered John Carver to not play Jonas Gutierrez in too many video games, so the most cancers sufferer wouldn’t set off an automated contract extension.
Not solely has Jonas Gutierrez had most cancers to take care of however on the age of 35 he suffered a horrific damage in 2018, a ruptured patella tendon in his left knee when enjoying for Defensa Y Justicia. Many thought he would retire.
Nevertheless, the previous NUFC star fought again and received absolutely match, moved on to Banfield and unbelievably suffered the very same damage however to his different (proper) knee in 2019, aged 36. As soon as once more, many thought he would retire, just for Jonas to get absolutely match once more and play.
To have come via a lot and nonetheless bounce again, to nonetheless get pleasure from his soccer as he moved previous his thirty eighth birthday, what a participant and what a person Jonas Gutierrez is.
A complete skilled and someone who simply loves enjoying soccer, the previous Argentine worldwide giving a lot again to membership soccer in his dwelling nation – the previous NUFC star at his fourth membership in Argentina (through Deportivo La Coruna) since leaving St James Park – Independiente, Defensa y Justicia, Banfield after which Almagro.
Hopefully we are able to now see Jonas Gutierrez again at St James Park as a really particular visitor quickly, now that Mike Ashley is now not an element and together with his enjoying profession at an finish, Jonas with the prospect to have time for a visit again ‘dwelling’ to Tyneside.
Jonas Gutierrez talking after his final ever NUFC match, Newcastle 2 West Ham 0 again on 24 Might 2015:
“Since I arrived at Newcastle the followers had been improbable with me and the workforce.
“To be trustworthy, they (the followers) don’t need to have this downside, this case, Newcastle is larger than this.
“You need to look ahead, this membership has to look ahead, the highest ten and never wanting on the backside.
“To be trustworthy, a number of months in the past I didn’t know if I used to be going to play soccer once more and now I’m again, I’m enjoying soccer, I’ve a second likelihood in my life.
“I’m actually proud to be a Geordie and it was improbable to be right here in the present day.”