The 3-0 victory of Club América over FC Juárez was the reaffirmation that Las Águilas needed to finally return to the playoff spots, as they are now standing 11 with 16 points, thanks to the four straight undefeated games they have.
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Since Fernando “Tano” Ortíz replaced Santiago Solari as Las Águilas coach, the Azulcremas have showed a different face, one that is bolder and more offensive, something that has translated in positive results for them, as they’ve earned 10 points of the 14 disputed with “Tano” on the dugout.
They’ve also improved defensively, as Guillermo Ochoa had his fourth straight clean sheet, allowing only two goals in the first game that Ortíz coached, against Monterrey. Since then, it seems like Ochoa has become a wall once again.
Although it seems that everyone should be happy of the good streak that Las Águilas are having, Santiago Baños knows that he’s partially responsible for the crisis that Fernando Ortíz helped them leave behind, which is why he could be living his last months in Club América’s structure.
His replacement was in Estadio Azteca
According to reports from sports journalist Jonatan Peña, the Club América president is tired of the pressure that comes with his position, especially after the bad results he’s had throughout the five years he’s been part of Las Águilas.
Since he joined the Azulcremas, Baños has been able to help them win just one Liga MX title, back in 2018. Both him and Emilio Azcárraga know that his stint is coming to an end and he’s even considering stepping down once Clausura 2022 is over.
That’s why Azcárraga decided to invite Cuauhtémoc Blanco, as he can start familiarizing with the actuality of the club and the things that need to improve. Blanco has said in the past that once his tenure as Governor of Morelos ends, he’d like to return to América.
Will he arrive in Las Águilas?
Azcárraga knows that he needs someone that identifies with the team and that Las Águilas followers feel connected to, which is why Cuauhtémoc Blanco would be the perfect president, although he will have to wait until 2024, when his tenure ends.