By CAITLIN MURRAY
Chivas USA continues to hemorrhage personnel. Coach Jose Luis Real Casillas is leaving Chivas USA to coach the first team in Guadalajara, Mexico, the club announced Monday.
With this latest personnel change, Chivas USA is now without a coach and sporting director.
Real had been appointed to the Chivas USA coaching job in May 2013, but the Goats struggled, going 3-12-6 under his leadership and 6-20-8 on the season. They finished last in their conference.
The club’s previous coach, Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, had been fired in May after leading the team to a troubled 3-7-2 start. Sanchez Sola’s firing was allegedly also the result of disrespecting players and engaging in misconduct, according to reports.
Real’s exit to join the first team in Mexico comes just days after the club announced one of Chivas USA’s most prominent front-office staffers, Director of Soccer Paco Palencia, was leaving for the same reason. Just as with Real, Palencia will do the same job, only for the Mexican squad going forward.
Chivas USA are clearly rebuilding. Their latest front office moves come on the heels of the club cutting 10 players last week.
What do you think of Real leaving to coach the Mexican squad? Will the club’s recent changes be enough to improve performance next year? Who would you like to see hired as Chivas USA coach?
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