It seems that in Liga MX there’s finally a final decision regarding the future of Club Querétaro, who were forced to sell the team after the brawl that happened in the stands of Estadio Corregidora during the game of Gallos Blancos against Atlas.
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The imposed sanctions included a 5-year veto for all the executives that were part of Querétaro’s structure at the time, the return of the franchise to their former owner, Jorgealberto Hank and Grupo Caliente, who now have the obligation of selling the team before the end of 2022.
Reports have linked the Querétaro franchise to multiple interested parties, although all of them want to acquire them to relocate them prior the start of the 2022-23 Liga MX Season, meaning that this more likely will be their last season in professional soccer.
The interested parties include Grupo Orlegi and their desire to have a third team in Mexico’s top flight, the return ofClub Atlante to Liga MX after their relegation in 2014, and even the revival of Tiburones de Veracruz thanks to the possible investment of City Football Group.
Which will be the club that takes Querétaro’s place?
During yesterday’s presentation of the new executive structure of Club Querétaro, Antonio Nuñez was named as the new president of Gallos Blancos, given the good relationship that he has with Grupo Caliente, as he’s been part of Dorados de Sinaloa, another of Hank’s soccer teams.
Nuñez was quick to point out that even if he knows his tenure will be short, as he’s only in charge of the club for as long as the transition to a new owner takes, he knows that Grupo Caliente and Jorgealberto Hank are trying to find an investor that wants to keep the club in Querétaro.
The new Querétaro president said that the sale of the team is not related to who offers more money to acquire it, but instead who is willing to keep the team in Querétaro, as they know that the violence that happened on March 5 doesn’t represent the Querétaro society and that they will try to change that image from now on.
Nuñez already spoke with the players and coaching staff
Antonio Nuñez also said that he’s in contact with the players and coaching staff, as they’ve been worried about their future given the uncertainty surrounding the franchise, but he assured them that they will fulfill all the contracts they had with them.