On Monday, Eduardo Coudet and Club Tijuana parted ways. The details are still foggy, but an interim manager has already been announced.
Former Xolos’ player and former manager of the Xolos’ U-20 team, Diego Torres, was officially announced as the interim manager this Tuesday.
Torres had an extensive playing career from 1998-2009, mostly playing in the Ascenso MX. The Aguascalientes native finished his playing career in Tijuana, where he played from 2006-2009 and managed to scored 14 goals in 68 games.
The 38-year-old stayed with Club Tijuana after his days as a striker came to an end, taking charge of the third division team in 2010.
Since then, Torres has stayed with the border city side and managed different youth teams and Ascenso MX affiliate Dorados de Sinaloa. Most recently, the Mexican coach managed the Xolos’ U-20 team, where he has led the team to 17 points in 15 games. Some notable players featured for the U-20 team this season are Mauricio Cuero, Hiram Munoz, and Matias Pisano. They all could be featured with the first team now with Torres at the helm.
The Aguascalientes native has used a four at the back formation for most of the season, but has also used a five at the back formation in certain games.
The 5-3-2 formation seems to be the one that has worked for Club Tijuana this season, but it is very unclear as to what formation and players Torres will use this Friday against Leon. There are only two games left in the Liga MX Apertura 2017 and the Xoloitzcuintles must win both of them and hope that other teams cannot do the same.
There is still a slight chance of making the playoffs and the team is also in the quarterfinals of the Copa MX competition. Torres can still walk away with a title and will have a massive responsibility in these next few weeks in charge of the Xolos.