Almiron faced the unenviable task of taking over for fellow Argentine Antonio "El Turco" Mohamed, a popular manager who led Tijuana to the 2012 Apertura title and a deep run into the 2013 Copa Libertadores. The successor was unable to replicate El Turco's success, though he did steer Tijuana to the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Champions League during his five-month tenure.
Xolos were able to continue their strong form at Estadio Caliente but managed just two points in eight road matches, the second-worst mark in Liga MX. Those struggles ultimately led to Almiron's removal. His final match was a 5-0 loss Saturday in Leon's Camp Nou in a match the club had to win to advance to the Liguilla, Liga MX's eight-team playoff.
The club says it will announce the next manager soon.