Club América are still looking for a new coach after parting ways with Santiago Solari, who left them at the bottom of the table with just six points after eight rounds in what was their worst start since the 1957-58 Liga MX season.
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Las Águilas will finish the season with Fernando “Tano” Ortíz as their coach, but he’ll return to the U-20 squad once Clausura 2022 is over. Before tonight’s game against Necaxa, the Azulcremas have played three games with “Tano” Ortíz in the dugout, with a 1-1-1 record.
The results aren’t that bad, but Las Águilas need at least 10 more points if they want to be able to play the Repechaje, as usually the 20-point mark is the one that the teams have to reach to finish the regular season in the top 12.
It’s yet to be seen if Ortíz manages to make Las Águilas a winning team with the few games that are left in Clausura 2022, but Emilio Azcárraga and Santiago Baños know they need to look for a new coach as soon as possible.
Ricardo Ferretti, one of the favorites to arrive
Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti is currently coaching FC Juárez, although he hasn’t had the luck he usually has with other teams like Pumas or Tigres, where he coached for 10 years and became the most successful coach in Los Felinos’ history.
In the season he’s coached Los Bravos, Ferretti hasn’t been able to help them leave the bottom of the table and he even presented his resignation letter since November, but in Juárez they’ve decided to keep him in the dugout no matter what.
Ferretti knows that he’s not built for a team like Bravos, which is why he’s ready to leave as soon as his contract expires at the end of the season, and Club América seems like the perfect opportunity to continue his successful career, given the purchasing power they have.
He’s willing to lower his salary
Ferretti had to lower his salary to arrive in Bravos for the current season, as he was used to earn $3 million per season with Tigres. With Bravos, he’s earning $2 million, same figure he’d request to receive from Las Águilas to become their next coach.