Santiago Solari is stepping down as coach of Club América. The Águilas announced this Wednesday, March 2, that the Argentinean coach is out of the team, after the draw against Querétaro on matchday 8 of the Clausura 2022, which has América still in second-to-last place in the standings with only six points.
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After eight games in the Clausura 2022, América has only won one match, against Santos, but has recorded four defeats and three draws. They have also gone six consecutive matches without a win at the Azteca Stadium; the last time they were victorious at home was on October 23, 2021, when they narrowly defeated Tigres on matchday 15 of the Apertura 2021.
Santiago Solari arrived in Mexico to take the reins of América starting in the Clausura 2021, and since then, between Liga MX, Liguilla, and CONCACAF Champions League, he coached the Águilas in 53 official matches, with 28 wins, 12 draws, and 13 defeats.
Who will be América's next coach?
Fans react on social networks and point out their candidates to take the helm of the Águilas, two of them being the Argentinean Ricardo Antonio La Volpe, who was the team's most recent and successful replacement.
Not even an hour passed for people to name their favorite coach to take charge of América after the Coapa team was held to a last-minute draw by Querétaro on Monday night in the eighth matchday of the Clausura 2022.
Las Águilas fans made Ricardo Antonio La Volpe's name trending on Twitter; however, the fans are fond of him and recognize that his previous stint at the club, the second in its history, was quite good, as he took the Águilas to the final of the 2016 Apertura.
They also mention Uruguayan Roberto Dante Siboldi, champion with Santos and former Cruz Azul coach, as well as Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio, national coach of the Mexican national team at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Juan Carlos Osorio was known in Mexico for his brief stint with Puebla (Clausura 2012). A decade ago, he took over from Sergio Bueno and only coached 11 games for La Franja. He returned to his country and reappeared in Mexican soccer as national coach.
Twitter users talk about Osorio from both sides: as a serious proposal for the Águilas to get them out of the last places in the Clausura 2022, but others do it as a joke or predict what would happen if president Santiago Baños hires him. 'He's going to make the team worse if he hires him,' they comment, while others assure that it is a serious proposal that the board has.