The veteran Uruguayan coach Gregorio Pérez, of the Peruvian University of Sports, will undergo surgery for a coronary problem in Lima, the club reported.
“By this means I send a lot of strength to our technical director Professor Gregorio Pérez who has had a health mishap, will have a surgical intervention and surely in the next few days we will have it with the same strength that characterizes him,” said Jean Ferrari on Twitter, University administrator. “Let’s go upstairs Goyo!” he added.
Universitario reported in a statement that the 73-year-old technician was transferred Thursday afternoon to a Lima clinic where he was diagnosed with coronary syndrome, undergoing catheterization.
“Don Gregorio is stable and is being monitored by a team of cardiologists from the clinic,” the statement said.
Pérez directed the cream team in the friendly match against San Martín last Wednesday.
In addition, he was present at the Universitario training sessions at the Campo Mar facilities, south of Lima.
Gregorio Pérez returned to lead Universitario in the Peruvian national championship in September 2021, finishing in third place and earning a place in the 2022 Copa Libertadores.
Pérez directed Colombian Santa Fe between 2017 and 2018. In 2021 he took over the reins of his country’s Defensor Sporting, but the institution decided to dismiss him due to poor results.