Pumas’ poor start to the Liga MX Apertura caused the departure of coach Jose Luis Trejo last Friday, with the club naming Guillermo Vazquez as his replacement on Monday.
Antonio Sancho Sanchez also has been appointed sporting vice president of the Mexico City club in a major shift at one of Mexico’s “big four” clubs.
“Both (Sancho and Vazquez) have performed successfully inside and outside of the university’s ranks, for which Pumas is pleased to have them back at the club once again,” read the Pumas press statement.
Pumas have lost their last four games in the Liga MX and currently sit in 16th place in the league table.
“Memo” Vazquez was an assistant under Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti at Pumas from 2006, before taking over from the Brazilian in May 2010. Under Vazquez's direction the club won the Clausura 2011, but he resigned in May 2012, apparently because of differences about the future of the club.
The 47-year-old then took over Cruz Azul, winning the Copa MX and taking La Maquina to within minutes of lifting the Clausura 2013 final against America.
Vazquez’s first league game of his latest stint at the club a home match Sunday against Tijuana.