Since Fernando “Tano” Ortiz assumed the coaching position in Club América, Las Águilas have left the bottom of the table and are consolidating as a team that can play Repechaje and even try to get into Liguilla if results keep coming their way.
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For now, the Azulcremas have played five games with “Tano” Ortíz in the dugout, from which they’ve lost one, tied another one and won the remainder three, for a four straight streak without losing, the first time that happens for them in Clausura 2022.
It’s worth remembering that prior to his arrival, Club América had won just one game and tied three more with Santiago Solari, who was sacked after eight rounds. But even if the results are favorable and the performances have improved, it’s yet unknown if Ortíz will remain as their coach.
It’s clear that he’s doing a good job but given that he was signed to coach the academy teams, he could return to the U-20 once the season is over, which will open the door to Ricardo Ferretti, who could continue with Ortíz’s good streak given the long experience he has in Liga MX.
Ferretti already has two additions in mind
According to sports journalist Jonatan Peña, Ferretti is willing to arrive in Club América as they have a better roster and more probabilities of transcending in Liga MX than the ones that FC Juárez has, as they are fighting to not paying the fee for ending the season last.
Ricardo Ferretti’s contract with Bravos expires at the end of the season and he’s not planning on renewing with them, which is why he’s already trying to build a roster according to his likes once he arrives in Club América.
“Tuca” knows that he needs to have people he trusts from the first moment he arrives, which is why he wants to sign Carlos Salcedo and Eduardo Vargas, players that he knows very well from his stint in Tigres, where they were essential on his lineup.
How much will América have to pay for them?
According to Transfermarkt, the market value of “Edu” Vargas is set at $3.3 million, although his contract expires at the end of the year, which opens the possibility for his arrival as a free agent. With Carlos Salcedo things are different as he just joined Toronto FC. If they want to acquire him, they’d have to pay at least $5.5 million.