The 1-0 defeat against Atlético San Luis on Sunday night didn’t sit well in Cruz Azul, which is why Jaime Ordiales is already negotiating with a new coach to replace Juan Reynoso, who won’t fulfill his contract, as he’ll leave once Clausura 2022 is over.
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Since the arrival of Jaime Ordiales to replace Álvaro Dávila as La Máquina sporting director, Cruz Azul’s results have been irregular given the growing tension that has build between him and Juan Reynoso, as he hasn’t trusted the coach since he arrived over a year ago.
Ordiales has been looking for an excuse to part ways with the Peruvian coach, who presented his resignation letter as soon as Ordiales set foot in Cruz Azul facilities, but Victor Velázquez, president of Cruz Azul, convinced him to stay at least until the end of the season.
Now that Cruz Azul was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League and are out of the top four teams of Liga MX, which means they will have to play Repechaje if they want to make it into Liguilla, Ordiales already has Reynoso’s replacement in line.
Who is the coach that will replace Reynoso?
Before Juan Reynoso arrived at Cruz Azul for Clausura 2021, where he was able to break the 23-year drought of Cruz Azul without a Liga MX title, Ordiales had refused to sign him as he thought he didn’t have the experience needed to be part of a teal like La Máquina.
The decision of hiring Reynoso was taken by Álvaro Dávila despite the negotiations that Ordiales had with Matías Almeyda, who had agreed to join Cruz Azul but never got the chance to sign his contract, according to Almeyda himself.
But now that Ordiales is the one taking the decisions and given that Almeyda resigned to San Jose Earthquakes a couple of weeks ago, opening the door to an eventual return to Liga MX, reports suggest that they’re in negotiations once again.
How much will Cruz Azul have to pay Almeyda?
Since Almeyda is a free agent, Los Cementeros wouldn’t have to pay a release clause to have him as their next coach. The only negotiation they will have to do is with Juan Reynoso, as his contract expires until December, and if they want to part ways with him, they will eitherpay him the remainder of the contract or his release clause.