Luis Fernando Tena has been announced as the new coach of Chivas de Guadalajara. It was thought Tomás Boy would have one last chance to turn things around in the SuperClasico this weekend, but the club elected to act before the rivalry match, dismissing Boy and announcing Tena as his replacement.
Chivas is sitting in 15th place in the table with three wins, five losses, and two draws; they’re also penultimate in the Tabla de Cociente that controls relegation. Boy, who took charge of the team in April, leaves with an unimpressive record of four wins, nine losses, and two draws.
Tena, 61, is an experienced coach in Liga MX, where he has led Cruz Azul and Monarcas Morelia to league and CONCACAF titles; he also won the gold medal with Mexico’s Olympic team in 2012. The press release announcing Tena’s hire stated, “Club Deportivo Guadalajara is confident that the experience, temperament, and knowledge ‘El Flaco’ has … will be a key push to get El Rebano Sagrado back into the historic position its tradition and fans demand.”