Chivas de Guadalajara fired Coach Benjamin Galindo after the 4-2 loss against Puebla FC at the Omnilife stadium that concluded week 6 action of the Apertura 2013 of La Liga MX. Sporting Director Denis Te Klose announced the team’s decision citing bad results as the reason. Klose also said that the decision on who would replace Galindo will be announced late Sunday or early Monday.
“Today’s result was negative, especially in the eyes of our fans who want to see good results,” Klose said after the match. “The team is passing through a rough spot. But in the end we decided to let go of Benjamin Galindo as Chivas head coach. We will announce the replacement shortly as we have an upcoming Copa MX (vs. Dorados) match on Tuesday and the league game (vs. Queretaro) on Friday.”
Chivas has been on a slump since the team parted ways with assessor Johan Cruyff. While the team did not have great results they did qualify to the playoffs. However, the team parted ways with Cruyff and later with his recommended coach John Van’t Schip.
Galindo joined the team for the Clausura 2013. Under Galindo’s leadership the team finished the season in 17th place with a 3 win, 7 losses, and 7 draw record. Galindo was given a second chance with the Apertura 2013 season. However, winning only 4 points out of a possible 15 in five games, the team’s patience ran out.
“It’s an unfortunate decision we made,” Klose added. “With all the plans we made in the offseason and what we did in the preseason, we had other expectations. We came to this conclusion on good terms.”
Galindo sees his second run as Chivas head coach come to an end. The legendary player did not have good numbers to boast. In 22 games, he won four games, drew eight times, and lost 10 games. Chivas is currently in the 15th position in the league table. On the percentile table for relegation, Chivas has 19 points and is in 14th place, in relegation danger.