Miguel Herrera stated that the choice for Liga MX aspect Membership America to fireplace him as supervisor final December got here through a Zoom assembly.
Following a 3-1 loss to LAFC and elimination from the CONCACAF Champions League on Dec. 20, Herrera stated he was assured he would keep on because the workforce’s coach, the place he received 4 trophies over two stints.
Nonetheless, he was fired two days later, with the Mexico Metropolis powerhouse hiring former Actual Madrid boss Santiago Solari.
“We had been referred to as on Zoom by [club executive] Joaquin Balcarcel together with [club president] Santiago Banos and [Joaquin] says: ‘I made the choice, and the connection ends right here,'” Herrera stated in an interview with Mexican journalist Mara Patricia Castaneda. “I advised him I did not agree, the numbers are there and that I used to be unhappy and indignant with the choice he was making.”
The previous Mexico nationwide workforce boss additionally revealed that Banos had beforehand assured him his job was not in jeopardy after crashing out of the Liga MX playoffs previous to the loss to LAFC.
After taking up Las Aguilas in 2017, Herrera received the Apertura 2018 league match, following up with the 2019 Clausura Copa MX title and the Campeon de Campones crown. However after dropping the Apertura 2019 league last to Monterrey, Herrera was unable to provide extra silverware for his membership, prompting critiques from followers and media alike.
After the loss to LAFC, El Piojo admitted pondering stepping down earlier than being dissuaded by Banos.
“[I told Banos] if you need, I will step apart. Carry another person in, as a result of perhaps this is not working anymore,” Herrera stated.
The 52-year-old Herrera is inarguably considered one of Mexico’s most divisive and well-known figures within the sport. In his first stint at Membership America, he lead the workforce to Clausura 2013 title, his first as a supervisor.
After main El Tri on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, his tenure was lower quick in 2015 after video emerged of Herrera punching a reporter on the Philadelphia airport simply hours after guiding Mexico to a Gold Cup title over Jamaica.
He then returned to Liga MX with Tijuana, a place he held for practically two years earlier than returning to Membership America.