Chivas USA has been rumored with several head coaching candidates, but reports suggest they have settled on a candidate with a strong coaching resume and the Mexican soccer pedigree that appears to be a perfect fit for what owner Jorge Vergara wants for the Goats.
Medio Tiempo in Mexico is reporting that Chivas USA has hired former Puebla and Tecos boss Jose Luis Sanchez Sola to be the team’s new head coach.
Chivas USA has yet to announce a hiring, but Sanchez has already begun answering questions about the new job on his Twitter account, @elchelis.
Candidates ranging from Steve Sampson to Ramon Ramirez to Jesse Marsch were linked to the position, but in terms of being a coach who has experience and the pedigree as a veteran of Mexican soccer, Sanchez makes sense for what Vergara has stated he is looking for.
What Sanchez doesn’t have is experience working in MLS. If he is the pick it will be interesting to see what Chivas USA does to make up for that lack of experience in the league. As of this writing, the club had yet to hire a new general manager after parting ways with Jose Domene.
What do you think of this development? See Sanchez succeeding in MLS? Think he will be another foreign coach who fails to meet expectations in MLS?
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