Liga MX: Ignacio Ambriz out as Necaxa boss
This Tuesday, May 8 Necaxa officially announced the departure of head coach Ignacio Ambriz through a press release. The Mexican manager took over in the Apertura 2017 competition and failed to qualify for the playoffs during his tenure with the team.
However, his time in Aguascalientes was not a bust as he came away with the Copa MX title this year and accumulated 46 points in two Liga MX tournaments. In the Clausura 2018, Necaxa finished in 11th place with 22 points and narrowly missed the playoffs.
Ambriz built a well-established core after star player Edson Puch’s departure and especially to Necaxa’s standards. Los Rayos still had some relegation trouble when Ambriz arrived but it is now a thing of the past as Necaxa is ninth on the relegation table.
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— Club Necaxa ⚡ (@ClubNecaxa) May 9, 2018
“Nacho” has not had the most fruitful managerial career but has a couple of titles to his name with the recent Copa MX title and a CONCACAF Champions League trophy with Club America in 2016.
There are still a couple of teams in the Liga MX that could potentially use a new boss and Ambriz could be a solid option. It is still unclear as to who will replace “Nacho”, but the current name that is being mentioned is Zacatepec’s, Marcelo Michel Leano.