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By JOSE M. ROMERO
In a major shakeup by owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes, Chivas USA named Jose David new team president and Jose Luis Real as operations supervisor.
The announcement of the new hires came late Tuesday night. Chivas coach Robin Fraser and general manger Jose Domene remain employed, at least for now. But Real will now take over as their boss, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
David is a successful businessman and 13-year resident of Los Angeles with experience in administrative work, and Real was Club Deportivo Chivas de Guadalajara’s head coach from 2009 to 2011.
Real is expected to remain based in Mexico, but will oversee the American club’s coaching staff, players, academy and player development.
“He’s putting in people he’s comfortable with,” CUSA spokesman Alejandro Arpiza told the Daily News.
Chivas USA faces FC Dallas on Sunday in the MLS regular-season finale for both clubs, neither of which are playoff-bound. Chivas is 7-18-8 this season, the second straight losing season for Fraser.
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