Tijuana Xolos: El Piojo Out, El Chacho In

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The Tijuana Xolos made a notable change to its team this Friday, May 26 as Eduardo “El Chacho” Coudet was announced as Miguel Herrera’s replacement as the head coach for next season.

Miguel Herrera has agreed to a move to Club America and the Xolos found a replacement in Coudet.

This move had been rumored for several months, but just became official Friday.

The Argentine coach is a bit of a risk, as he has never managed in the Liga MX which has backfired on previous managers in the league.

Coudet, however, is familiar with the Liga MX as “El Chacho” played with Necaxa and San Luis in the Liga MX from 2007-2010.

The Argentine played as a midfielder and was a very intelligent player who could deliver the perfect passes when needed.

Coudet is young, at 42 years of age, and offers a distinct managing style than that of Miguel Herrera.

“El Chacho” managed in the Argentine league with Rosario Central from 2015-2016 and found success using an aggressive attacking style. Coudet’s style is comparative of other Argentine managers like that of Matias Almeyda of Chivas, who has led his team to the Liga MX final this year.

Club Tijuana does have seven Argentine players on its squad, and Coudet might fit in perfectly with the team.

Of course, with a new manager come a plethora of changes and fresh players are surely coming to the border city. There are several rumors already about certain players leaving the club as well. It will be interesting to see how the club goes forward with Eduardo Coudet at the helm and which players come and go within the next few weeks. Fuerza Tijuas!

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Francisco Velasco
Francisco, 21, Chula Vista area, Journalism student at Southwestern College. I have been a Padres fan all my life, did most of the series previews and recaps in the Padres' 2016 season for EVT. Now I focus more on the Tijuana Xolos soccer team, get press passes for every home game and write consistently about the team for EVT.

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