Club América is still looking for a coach that can replace Santiago Solari, as they haven’t signed anyone since they parted ways with the Argentine coach over a month ago, after he left Las Águilas at the bottom of Liga MX standings.
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Since then, Emilio Azcárraga and Santiago Baños have been looking for a coach that has what it takes to arrive in Las Águilas’ dugout, given that a big team like América needs a coach of the same level, like Solari, who has also coached Real Madrid.
For now, they provisionally named Fernando “Tano” Ortíz as the Azulcrema coach for the remainder of Clausura 2022, something that will give them time to consider various candidates and chose the best option, instead of rushing and mistaking again.
One of the names that has been linked to Club América is the one of Rafael Márquez, as the former captain of Mexico National Team is preparing himself to be a coach, which opened the door for him to take over one of the most followed teams in Liga MX.
Will he arrive in Club América?
During an interview with the sports journalist Antonio de Valdés, he asked Rafa Márquez about his future and the possible arrival to Las Águilas dugout, as rumors were suggesting that he was in conversations to become their coach for the next season.
Márquez said that he’s not considering arriving for now, as he’s focused on finishing his studies to become a licensed UEFA Pro coach, which is why he decided to prepare himself in Spain, where he’s studying in the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
After he completes his studies, he knows that taking over a team as big as América would be in detriment of his career, as a rookie coach it’s evident that he’ll make mistakes, which is why he would prefer arriving to a smaller team, either in Liga MX or Spain.
Rafa Márquez’s life after retirement
The former center back retired with Atlas, the team where he formed as a player, in 2018, after 22 years of career. The season after his retirement he became an executive for Los Zorros, but after a year he decided to start preparing to become a coach. He already debuted in Spanish third flight, where he briefly coached the academy squad of Real Alcalá.