The four year relationship between CF Monterrey and Coach Victor Manuel Vucetich came to an end on Sunday when the Rayados announced that the 58 year-old would leave the helm of the team. Vucetich added six titles to La Pandilla between the Mexican league and CONCACAF Champions League during his tenure as coach.
“We are here to notify that Victor Vucetich and his coaching staff are no longer in charge of the team’s activities,” Jose Gonzalez Ornelas, team administrative president announced on Sunday. “We also recognize Vucetich for the good performance he had with the team. He is an important part of our history.”
Known as “King Midas” within the institution, Vucetich made an impact with the club in the Apertura 2009 taking the team to a championship. He did it again a year later defeating Santos in the final of the Apertura 2010. He had a second place finish in the Clausura 2012.
At the international level, Vucetich won three CONCACAF Champions League titles qualifying the team to the FIFA Clubs World Cup for back-to-back-to-back appearances. In the 2012 edition he led the Rayados to a third place finish. He qualified the team for a third appearance, but will not be on the bench for that tournament.
Vucetich leaves Monterrey as the most successful coach in the institution’s history.
Monterrey needs to announce the team’s new coach quickly as the Rayados have midweek action in the Copa MX when they take on Altamira in their second game in fixture two. Three days later they host Atlas de Guadalajara at the Tecnologico stadium.