Cardiff boss Neil Warnock attends Emiliano Sala’s funeral in Argentina

first_imgThe 28-year-old striker died when a plane he was on crashed into the English channel on January 21st after he travelled back to Cardiff from Nantes, two days after completing his club-record move to the Bluebirds from the Ligue 1 side.Warnock said: “He was my player, he signed for me. I think he was going to be very instrumental in what we were looking to do.“I feel that it’s the only good thing you can do. I think family, they put it in perspective. I think family is so important. There have been many tributes for Sala outside Cardiff’s home ground 11 “I think everything here today has shown how important it is. Mercedes, the mother, and Romina (Emiliano’s sister) and the Dad (Horacio), they have all been so emotionally involved with the whole village, not just the family.”Choo added: “We feel very sad and the whole club feels very sad. Today I think it’s good for the family to have some closure.”Sala’s body was pulled from the wreckage of the plane on February 7th but British pilot, David Ibbotson has not been found. Sala’s tearful aunt speaks to the press before the wake Residents of Progreso pay their respects to Sala 11 11 RANKED Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock and the club’s chief executive Ken Choo joined mourners at the funeral of Emiliano Sala in Argentina on Saturday.Sala’s body was repatriated on Friday before being returned to his hometown of Progreso, about 350 miles from Buenos Aires, for a public vigil which Sala’s family members attended. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow 11 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Below you can see some more pictures from Sala’s funeral. BEST OF 11 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 11 11 Warnock talks to the press during the wake of Emiliano Sala 11 Emiliano Sala 1990-2019 Sala’s relatives carry his coffin MONEY Warnock arrives at the service ADVICE 11 Sala’s brother Dario (left) is consoled by Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 11 11 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Progreso says goodbye to its favourite son Sala’s mother Mercedes Taffarel Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cardiff’s chief executive Choo also attended no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more