The story of Club América in the second half of the season is one of growth and improvement, almost like a fairytale. Santiago Solari left them at the bottom of the table with only six points after eight rounds, their worst start in over 70 years.
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But since he left and Emilio Azcárraga decided to promote Fernando “Tano” Ortíz from the U-20 squad to the senior team, things completely changed for Las Águilas. Sinche Ortíz arrived, they have lost just one game and had tied once, the rest of the games have been victories.
Ortíz has changed the face of Las Águilas, giving them new life and enough confidence to return to the right path in less than a season, as they’re now one of the top contenders of Liga MX and still have the chance of ending the regular season in the top 4.
“El Tano” understood that Club América was stuck in a scheme that didn’t benefit the players nor their strengths, which is why he decided to change the formation as well as trying different players in new positions, giving them more versatility.
He won't remain in Las Águilas dugout
But even if he’s changed the face of Club América, Santiago Baños and Emilio Azcárraga haven’t decided to give him the opportunity to become the next coach, as he doesn’t have enough experience in Liga MX or any first division.
That’s why they’re considering Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti to be his replacement once the season is over, as “El Tuca” won’t renew with FC Juárez and wants to continue his coaching career on a team that gives him the chance of contending for a title again.
Ferretti is one of the most experienced coaches in Liga MX and is looking to clear his name after the failed experiment in Bravos, where they’ll finish at the bottom of the table, but in order to arrive in Club América, he has one request.
What’s the request that Ferretti has?
According to reports, Ferretti is looking to have total control of the sporting decisions, like he did back in Tigres. Azcárraga has to consider his request, as it would mean parting ways with Santiago Baños, who currently hold the sporting director position.