Posted on January 22, 2012
GUADALAJARA — The Sheriff is gone.
Fernando Quirarte, nicknamed the “Sheriff” resigned as Guadalajara coach after the club’s worst start to a Mexican First Division season.
After dropping its third consecutive game, a surprising 2-0 defeat to Tijuan, Chivas is in last place in the the Clausura stadnings.
Quirarte, a former Mexican international striker, announced that he had quit, handing in his resignation to sporting director Rafael Ortega after the game at Omnilife stadium.
“I’m stepping aside because I haven’t reversed the results and because I love this club,” Quirarte told reporters. “I hope the person who comes [in my place] can do what I couldn’t.”
Quirarte was named coach of the Goats in October in the second half of the Apertura, the opening leg of the Mexican soccer season. He guided Chivas into a playoff position before the Goats were upset by Queretaro in the quarterfinals.
Quirarte was a member of the 1986 Mexican World Cup team.
Argentine striker Jose Sand scored both Tijuana’s goals as the club climbed into first place with seven points, ahead of Santos Laguna on goal differential.
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: Chivas de Guadalajara, Fernando Quirarte, Mexican First Division, Rafael Ortega, Santos Laguna, Tijuana