Miguel 'Piojo' Herrera employed as Tijuana coach for 2nd time

Former Mexico boss Miguel “Piojo” Herrera has been named the mannequin new head coach of membership Tijuana, the Liga MX crew introduced Friday.

The fifty 4-yr-outdated returns to the border metropolis side after beforehand main the Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos for transient) from 2015-2017, the place he carried them to extreme-of-the-desk finishes inside the 2016 Apertura and 2017 Clausura common seasons.

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extremely expert in Liga MX, Herrera has beforehand coached Atlante (2002-04, 2011), Monterrey (2004-07), Veracruz (2008), Tecos (2008-10), membership America (2012-thirteen, 2017-20), and most at the second Tigres (2021-22).

In his first run with membership America, the energetic and brash supervisor gained headlines for not solely claiming a trophy inside the 2013 Clausura, however in addition for his GIF-ready theatrical celebrations.

Herrera was employed to steer Mexico’s males’s nationwide crew inside the identical yr, later serving to them qualify for the 2014 World Cup and worthwhile CONCACAF’s Gold Cup title in 2015. Shortly after securing the trophy, he was dismissed by the Mexican soccer Federation (FMF) after an alleged altercation with a journalist in a Philadelphia airport.

He was linked to a return as Mexico coach earlier than ex-Tigres boss Diego Cocca was unveiled as a outcome of the successor to Gerardo “Tata” Martino on Friday.

Now at membership Tijuana, Herrera will look to recreate the identical magic that carried them to consecutive extreme-seed finishes in 2016 and 2017.

Xolos are at the second winless inside the 2023 Clausura with a 0W-4D-1L report. Former supervisor Ricardo Valiño was fired final week with the crew sitting fifteenth inside the 2022 Apertura season following a poor start to 2023.


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