After the great failure and shameful defeat in the Apertura 2020 tournament in the semifinals stage against the club UNAM Pumas and the resignation of coach Robert Dante Siboldi, the club's board is looking for a new coach who can restore joy and motivation inside the team. In that sense, the managers have asked about the services of the former Club Chivas de Guadalajara champion coach, Argentine Matias Almeyda, who currently plays with the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS.
The idea of the directives is to bring mainly a technician who has already been a champion in the Mexican league and who is also very good at the motivational part. According to information from the local media, the Argentine technician Matias Almeyda has already had talks with the Cruz Azul board of directors, demonstrating his interest in returning to Mexico, so the only thing pending is that the directives of both parties agree to the negotiations.
According to the San Jose Earthquakes club, manager Matias Almeyda's termination clause is around 2.5 million dollars, and that is why the negotiations have taken longer than expected. The Cruz Azul board is doing everything possible to convince the MLS team to release Matias Almeyda. Although the negotiations are stopped, this amount of money does not seem to represent a problem for the Cruz Azul Club.