Marcelo Michel Leaño is no longer head coach of Chivas; he was fired after Wednesday's loss to Rayados, which left the team out of the playoff spots and on the verge of elimination.
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The news was confirmed on Chivas' official YouTube channel, although the official announcement on their social networks was made minutes later.
"I have just left the room where Ricardo Pelaez was, they let me be there to hear the decision that has been made, not only because of yesterday's result but also because of the unfortunate results that the team has had in this tournament; I can tell you that the decision has been made that Marcelo Michel is no longer the coach of Club Deportivo Guadalajara, stay tuned to the social networks because the official information will be released," said one of the members of the media service department.
Until a few days ago, Ricardo Peláez had announced that no matter what happened, Marcelo would finish the tournament as Chivas' head coach; however, the new setback, together with the last-minute draw against Toluca, destroyed the patience of the board of directors, who today ended up thanking Leaño.
The new coach will be Tapatío's coach
"As of today Ricardo Cadena, current coach of Tapatío, will serve as interim coach along with an institutional technical staff for the remainder of the tournament," Chivas said in the official statement.
El Rebaño made it clear that they will be looking for a head coach and that Cadena's appointment will only be on an interim basis; "meanwhile, the Sports Directorate headed by Ricardo Peláez will continue with the analysis of candidates to designate a new coach".