Coach Diego Cocca, who led Atlas to a title after 70 years, extended his contract with the institution after several months of negotiations with Grupo Orlegi's board of directors.
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Through a press release, prior to the media day of the first leg of the final between Atlas and Pachuca, the Rojinegra board of directors informed that the Argentinean coach will remain with the institution.
"Because the will is always more important than anything else, Fiel, we announce that Diego Cocca will continue at the helm of The Mexican Soccer Academy, with the goal of continuing to Create the Rojinegra Transformation," the club said in the statement.
For what reason did Cocca choose to stay?
In the same way, Cocca shared the reasons why he renewed for another year with the Rojinegros and was clear in saying that playing in the CONCACAF Champions League was a reason to continue with the team he has already made champion.
"I feel that we can grow as a coaching staff in this club and next year we can play in an international tournament and have a larger squad, which is an important challenge. Leaving the base of the team and players who contribute to soccer to continue growing", he concluded.
Diego Cocca's Atlas could be an epochal team
In Mexican soccer, there are only two teams that have been able to win two titles: Pumas in 2004, in the Clausura and Apertura; and León, who managed to add two more stars between the Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014, and why also think about a red and black decade.
"We don't know, we don't want to look back, nor do we want to look too far ahead. We have to enjoy the day-to-day and work to build a better future. This is the idea that this team has and today we are once again in a final," said the Argentinean tactician.