La Jornada – Renoso, outside Cruz Azul

Despite ending a 23-and-a-half year drought without league titles, Juan Reynoso will stop as Cruz Azul coach for the following season.

After leading La Maquina for three championships and winning the 2021 Liga Mx Guardianes title in his first season, defeating Santos in the final with a score of 2-1 in the world, the Peruvian helmsman will leave the institution, as agreed yesterday at a meeting of the Heavenly Guidance, chaired by Victor Manuel Velazquez, President of the Board of Directors Management of Cooperativa La Cruz Azul.

Although his contract expired at the end of the upcoming Apertura 2022 tournament, the coach’s departure was brought forward due to a lack of good results and after the Cement Workers were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the current tournament against Tigres, as well as in the semi-finals. From the CONCACAF Champions League against Pumas.

Likewise, it turned out that the helmsman was not on good terms with the current sports director, Jaime Urdiales, which facilitated his dismissal.

For former blue sky defender Victor Gutierrez, sacking Reynuso “was a mistake, there was a lack of continuity with the team he only started this season, after so many players left.

“I hope the board has more patience, let it continue its process of restoring the team’s identity and giving it the style of play, because if they sell the best items every season, it’s hard to form a new team every semester.”

He pointed out that the poor results this season “is not only the coach’s fault, but also the fault of many players who were left in the service. The new strikers could not fill the remaining void (Jonathan) little head In addition, Rodriguez left many high-quality items, and this action cost the team dearly.”

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In addition to the league title, Reynoso, who also played for Cruz Azul and was part of the team that won the championship in the 1997 Winter Championship, won the Champions League in 2021 by defeating Lyon in the United States.

In the Mx League he directed La Maquina in 60 matches between the regular stage and the league, with 29 wins, 16 draws and 15 losses.

On the other hand, Pumas reported, yesterday, that Andres Lelini renewed his contract with the team until December 1, 2023.

“I am very happy and grateful for the trust they have placed in me and I am proud to continue to belong to this wonderful team, Pumas. I am also pleased to have a new opportunity to work on the project to return the championship to this great institution,” the Argentine coach said in a statement.

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