Chivas USA has hired its new head coach in Jose Luis Sánchez Solá, the team announced Wednesday. Known in the soccer world as “El Chelis,” Solá has six years of coaching experience that includes stints with Mexican clubs.
“[I'm] very honored, very grateful and committed to fulfill the goals of the institution,” said Sánchez Solá in a prepared statement. “I know that with the support of the staff currently in place, my transition into MLS will be that much easier. We are going to take on this new challenge with lots of energy and aspirations.”
He continued, "We are going to try to implement a more appealing style of soccer for our fans, without forgetting that we are a team that plays in the United States. We will look to appeal to both cultures while obtaining positive results for the club. I feel that Chivas USA, at some point, lost that flavor and technique with the ball that is emphasized in Mexico and Latin-America; we must re-establish that part and combine it with the MLS’ style of play.”
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