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Who is Ricardo Cadena, the interim coach who will head Chivas?

The team from Guadalajara did not have to go to great lengths or pay large fortunes for an immediate solution to the poor results in the tournament, at least for the time being.

Can Ricardo Cadena lead Chivas to the playoffs with four weeks to go?
Can Ricardo Cadena lead Chivas to the playoffs with four weeks to go?

With the departure of Marcelo Michel Leaño as head coach due to poor results, the board led by Ricardo Peláez and Amaury Vergara decided to give the opportunity to Ricardo Cadena as interim coach, a local man who is doing quite well with CD Tapatío of the Expansion League. 

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Ricardo Cadena, the CD Tapatío helmsman who has the Rebaño Sagrado's subsidiary team in the qualification zone within the Silver Division and who has had the Rojiblancos in the lead for several days and has done so with authority, as they have 24 points out of a possible 45 as a result of six wins, four draws and five defeats, has been chosen to lead the first team as an immediate solution after the series of bad results that were consummated with the 3-1 loss against Rayados on Wednesday night. 

Ricardo Cadena

On Thursday morning, April 14, 2022, it was announced that the Chivas board of directors decided to remove Marcelo Leaño from his position due to the poor results generated by three wins, five draws and five defeats that have placed them in 14th place in the general table, with no options to qualify for the playoffs, which is why the change of helm was made in search of an immediate reaction from the players, who still have four games ahead of them. 

¿Who is Ricardo Cadena?

The new coach was a defender of Chivas in the 90's, reason enough for him to know what the Rojiblanco team is all about, in addition to the fact that his career as a coach dates back 15 years, both as coach of several teams in the Expansion League and in minor categories, until he received the opportunity to replace Alberto Coyote on the bench of CD Tapatío.

Ricardo Cadena is currently 52 years old, he started as an assistant coach in Petroleros de Salamanca in 2006, later he worked in the same role for teams such as Irapuato, Dorados, Necaxa until in 2015 he received the opportunity as coach in Correcaminos. 

"He led the Second Division Premier team to the Final of the Subsidiaries in 2019, commanded the Rebaño Sagrado U17 that won the Apertura 2019 title, in addition to collaborating in the training process of several of the elements that today make up the Tapatío," was part of what Chivas published when his new position was announced.

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