Advantages and disadvantages of Jaime Lozano and Diego Alonso as possible Chivas coach

It does not seem that Vucetich can be sustained any longer on the Guadalajara bench and the team compares these two options to replace him

The directive of Chivas has launched the “plan B and C” due to the bad step of the technician Victor Manuel Vucetich with the team so far from Opening 2021 and both Jaime Lozano and Diego Alonso are of interest to take the team reins, in case a defeat with Necaxa puts an end to the current project of the Flock and they take advantage of the FIFA Date to renew ideas.

For this reason, ESPN presents the advantages and disadvantages of both strategists as possible Chivas technicians.

Jaime lozano

Young profile

Jaime Lozano meets the profile that the Chivas board of directors has in mind, since he is a young technician who can bring to fruition the basic forces project that exists in the institution and also has deep knowledge of the rojiblanca squad, because during the process Heading to Tokyo 2020 he directed Alexis Vega, Uriel Antuna, Fernando Beltrán, Jesús Angulo, Jesús Godínez, Alejandro Mayorga, Cristian Calderón and Gilberto Sepúlveda.

Little experience in Liga MX

The former Mexico U23 selector returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the bronze medal in his luggage, however, he has little experience in Liga MX – only with Querétaro – and his time with the club ended abruptly due to bad reusltado during the Apertura 2017, although with a Super Cup MX in the list of winners.

In an almost ironic way, ‘Jimmy’ replaced Victor Manuel Vucetich on the bench for the Gallos Blancos on Matchday 4 of the Clausura 2017 and lifted the team during that semester, as he received him with two points and got 17 more points in 13 duels, although it was not enough to sneak into Liguilla. A contest later his permanence was confirmed, but he ran out of credit on Matchday 14 due to consecutive poor results.

The only title as club coach that Lozano has is the Supercopa MX, after beating América 2-0 in a duel played on the Stubhub Center court in California during the summer of 2017.

Strongly identified with other colors

The former midfielder was trained as a footballer in the basic forces of Pumas, debuted with the first team in 1998 and, although he wore shirts like those of Tigres or Cruz Azul, he identifies with the Auriazul team and is considered a historical figure of the club .

‘Jimmy’ Lozano was part of the squad of the team that won the double championship in 2004 and even celebrated a goal in the Clausura semifinals that year against Cruz Azul, showing a shirt with the legend “Made in CU”.

As a point against, for Chivas, is that recently it has ‘adopted’ figures from other teams, such as the one formed in Cruz Azul Juan Francisco Palencia, as a coach, and more recently Oribe Peralta, a forward who arrived of America.

Diego Alonso

Champion in Liga MX and Concacaf

The Uruguayan coach has directed Pachuca and Monterrey in Liga MX, records 240 games in that competition and in his record has a league title, with the Tuzos in the Clausura 2016, as well as a Concacaf Champions League in 2017 that allowed him to digest to the team in the Club World Cup that year in Japan, in which they finished in third place. With Rayados he repeated an international trophy in 2019.

Without success in his last management

After parting ways with Monterrey in 2019, Diego Alonso accepted the Inter Miami bench, became the first coach in the history of that franchise and remained in office from January 2020 until a year later.

During his time with the team chaired by star David Beckham, Diego Alonso registered 24 games, with a balance of seven wins, three draws and fourteen defeats. In the field of goals, his pupils, among whom were Rodolfo Pizarro, Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuaín, scored 25 and received 38.

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The game against Necaxa will be transcendental for the continuity of the coach.

Young profile

Like his colleague Jaime Lozano, Diego Alonso is a 42-year-old coach who knows how to deal with young footballers, as in the case of the Pachuca squad with which he was champion, among which Hirving Lozano and Érick Gutiérrez stand out, with the attaché who has also managed high-budget teams among his ranks, such as Monterrey, and with world-class figures such as Inter Miami.

One of the last four foreigners have triumphed on Chivas bench

In the last nine years, four foreigners have coached Chivas and only Matías Almeyda has good memories in the rojiblanca fans.

In 2012, Dutchman John Van’t Schip took over the team and the current Greece coach led 23 games, with a record of eight wins, six draws, nine losses and an ERA of 43.48%.

Argentine Carlos Bustos coached Chivas in the 2014 Apertura and, in 17 games as a manager, he registered six wins, four draws and seven losses.

Matías Almeyda arrived in Chivas in the summer of 2015 and in 146 matches he added 59 victories, 46 draws and 41 defeats, but the most important thing in his management was the achievement of two MX Cups, a Super Cup and the Clausura 2017 title.

Paraguayan José Saturnino Cardozo assumed the position of coach after the departure of Matías Almeyda in 2018, however, his predecessor left the bar very high. The Guaraní played 42 games with a balance of 15 draws and defeats, as well as twelve draws.