Pachuca Accept Manager Guillermo Rivarola's Resignation

Guillermo Rivarola walked away from the club after four games this season.

After suffering a rout at the hands of Cruz Azul on the weekend, Pachuca manager Guillermo Rivarola is out.

Rivarola offered to resign after the 4-1 loss to la Maquina on Saturday and club officials accepted the resignation a day later.

"After the match Cruz Azul and los Tuzos del Pachuca, Mr. Guillermo Daniel Rivarola presented to the institution his resignation as manager of Club Pachuca's Primera Division club," the club released in a statement. "For the time being, Grupo Pachuca executives are in search of a new manager."

Rivarola's job was seemingly in jeopardy in spring but Rivarola led Pachuca to the CONCACAF Champions League title as well as a spot in the Mexican league playoffs. But Pachuca have been slumping at the start of the Apertura 2010 season. After a season-opening 3-0 win against America, Pachuca tied Toluca 1-1 before losing to Santos by 3-0 and Cruz Azul.

Rivarola did not have much success in charge of Pachuca. After then-manager Enrique Meza guided los Tuzos to the Clausura 2009 final, Meza left for Cruz Azul and Rivarola took over. In his first season at the helm, Rivarola's side did not reach the playoffs. Last season, Pachuca struggled during the regular season but reached the playoffs and went to the semifinals, losing to eventual champions Toluca.

Pachuca's next match is Saturday against Monterrey, and whether a full-time manager will be in place for the match remains to be seen.

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