Vazquez leaves Cruz Azul coaching post

Memo Vazquez won't return to the club after another Liga MX campaign ended in frustration for La Maquina.

Guillermo “Memo” Vazquez is no longer Cruz Azul coach, after a “mutual agreement” Tuesday between the manager and the club.

“The club thanks Guillermo Alejandro Vazquez Herrera and his coaching staff for the effort and professionalism in these three seasons at the head of the first division team,” read a club press statement.

Vazquez took over La Maquina in May 2012, guiding the team to the quarterfinals of the Apertura 2012, having finished the regular season in sixth position.

In the Clausura 2013, Vazquez led Cruz Azul to victory in the Copa MX and almost to its first title since 1997, but with the team 1-0 up with two minutes to go in the second leg of the final, America snatched two late goals and won on penalties.

In the past Apertura tournament, Cruz Azul limped out at the quarterfinal stage after losing 3-0 in the first leg against Toluca.

The club has said an announcement about the new coach will be made in upcoming days, with press speculation in Mexico suggesting it could be Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre or Luis Fernando Tena.

Tomas Boy, who has been linked to the Cruz Azul job in the past, is reportedly close to being named Atlas coach.

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