I sat, mulling it over….
De la Cuestra offered me the managerial role at Atletico Nacional… He was impressed with what I'd done with Medellin's regional side, developing players, helping the succeed at big clubs.
He wanted me to lead the team in to the new season.
He wanted me to win the title and draw level with Millonarios on 14 championships apiece and then overthrow them as Colombia's most successful club.
He wanted me to bring the Copa Libertadores back to Medellin for the first time since 1989.
But I'm an ex-player of their biggest rivals and I still support Independiente Medellin to this day.
I couldn't think… The constant drone of police sirens outside interrupted my thought process.
I reached for my diary. My childhood diary.
The place I stored all my thoughts when it all went wrong.
I had been full of regret as a youth.
Did I want to turn this opportunity down and live my life wondering what might have been?