Chivas out of time, Sánchez out as well
September 22nd, 2022
Manager Jesús Sánchez handed in resignation following Chivas' elimination from playoff contention.
Chivas went into Estadio Caliente on Tuesday needing a win to continue their hopes of being in the Apertura 2022 playoffs. However, a late goal from Edgar López would break their hearts, leaving them now 5 points from a playoff spot with only one game remaining.
Today, Chivas president Amaury Vergara announced the club's decision to terminate Sánchez' contract, wishing him the best for the future. Rumors have already started as to who will replace the young manager, with Alberto Coyote hoping to turn his caretaker role into a permanent one, like Ricardo Cadena did in 2020.
Sánchez' final numbers with Chivas are disappointing, lasting a total of 115 days in charge. His record of 5 won, 3 drawn and 9 lost for a win percentage of 29% are the worst for any Chivas manager in the Vergara era. Sánchez has not spoken publicly as to what's next for him, with clubs such as Mazatlán or Correcaminos looking for managers.