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La Jornada newspaper
Thursday, December 31, 2020, p. a10
The possible arrival of Hugo Sánchez to the technical direction of Cruz Azul would be very beneficial for the team, since he knows a lot about football, but above all, he can inject into the squad that dose of energy it needs to motivate itself, said Rubén Matturano, once member of the technical staff of La Maquina.
Various media pointed out that the Pentapichichi would be announced yesterday as the new celestial strategist; however, as of press time, the board had not confirmed his hiring.
For the coach, also, the incorporation of a Mexican coach to the cement team would be very positive, since tricolor football is very malicious and always prefers foreigners. If this happens, they would be giving a vote of confidence to the national helmsmen and it would be something very encouraging.
He estimated that for the former member of Pumas and Real Madrid “it would be a very important step in his career. Hugo has been criticized a lot, they have torn him to pieces and he is not worth it, because he won everything as a player, he is one of the best in the country, if not the best, and they are always criticizing him.
He also won two championships in a row (in the Clausura and Apertura 2004 tournaments), and there they said that it was not thanks to him, I think they have not given his fair value. For me, it would be a good decision to hire him.
▲ Hugo Sánchez negotiates a two-year contract at the head of La Maquina, but the board offers only 12 months.Photo Jam Media
He also stressed that Sánchez, whose most recent experience as a coach was in 2012 with Pachuca, has “a lot of capacity, he has a very strong personality and that would give the players confidence.
“He could draw on his vast experience to transmit that winning attitude that he possesses to the team. He got ahead in Spain, where they called him ‘Indian’ and other atrocities, he knew how to overcome that and managed to forge that character that made him stand out despite so many adversities, I hope he can transmit that security to the Cruz Azul players, and hopefully that their hiring is carried out ”.
Meanwhile, the Espn chain mentioned that one of the main aspects that has prevented Sánchez from being officially announced as the new cement helmsman is that the duration of his contract has not yet been defined, because while he seeks to sign for two years, the directive celeste has planned it to be only for 12 months.
The sports portal also indicated that the former Real Madrid coach intends to have the same coaching staff that he had when he directed Pumas, with Sergio Egea included.