Chivas will have to visit Atlas for the second leg of the quarterfinals of Clausura 2022 with the objective of winning the game by two or more goals given that they lost the first leg 2-1, and as the away goals still count in Liguilla, Atlas can make it into the semifinals if they lose by one goal.
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El Rebaño Sagrado arrived at the first game of Liguilla with the confidence boost that the 4-1 victory over Pumas and eventual elimination of Los Universitarios in Repechaje meant, but they didn’t expect to find an Atlas that knew had to take advantage of the few mistakes they made.
The Clásico Tapatío meant the first real challenge for Ricardo Cadena, who had won the five previous games he coached Chivas and arrived at the game unbeaten, but he couldn’t find a way to beat the defensive stand and Camilo Vargas, who keeps proving why he’s one of the best goalkeepers in Liga MX.
The defeat in home turf also gave Ricardo Peláez the excuse needed to start negotiating the arrival of a new coach to Verde Valle once the season is over, as he doesn’t trust that Cadena has what it takes to remain as Chivas’s coach for Apertura 2022.
Who is going to be El Rebaño’s new coach?
Although Peláez hasn’t stopped looking for a new coach since Chivas decided to part ways with Marcelo Michel Leaño given the poor results that he achieved during his stint with El Rebaño, it seems like he finally found the right coach for Chivas.
In recent weeks names like Marcelo Bielsa or Diego Aguirre have been linked to El Rebaño Sagrado, although they still haven’t given a formal answer to the offer sent to them, which is why Peláez keeps looking for a replacement.
According to reports from W Deportes, Peláez already had an interview with Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti, who is looking for a new challenge in his career after parting ways with FC Juárez, making him the candidate that is most likely to assume the coaching role for Apertura 2022.
Will he sign with Chivas?
This is not the first time that Ferretti is in conversations with Peláez, as he was also considered to arrive at Chivas after Victor Manuel Vucetich was sacked, although now that both parties are free and willing to negotiate, his arrival looks closer than ever.