Due to the bad results that Puebla has suffered in the Torneo Apertura 2008, the board of directors decided Tuesday to dismiss coach José Luis “Chelís” Sánchez Solá.
“Chelís” had mentioned that if he did not earn a positive result in the following fixture, he would leave the club. The directors did not wait and decided to take immediate action, to prevent the team from facing potential relegation.
“We have not liked the team performance at all, nor the results,” expressed the discontent Puebla official Jesús López Chargoy. “Obviously it is not what we expected and we have to make the necessary corrections, but the analysis must be more profound than the position of the coach.”
To help rectify the season, Puebla officials turned to a familiar and reliable face, Mario Carrillo. A coach who previously saved the “camoteros” from relegation.
This will be the third term for Carrillo in front of the “camoteros”: He made his coaching debut with Puebla from 1999 to 2001, reaching the semifinals in 2001, and returned for the Apertura 2003. He has also coached América, Cruz Azul, and most recently Tigres. Carrillo is famously known as “Capello,” for sharing the same coaching philosopy of his Italian counterpart, Fabio Capello.
In an important note, former coach José Luis Sánchez Solá, was in front of Puebla for more than two years and earned them the promotion to the Primera División. During that time, he coached 86 official matches, with 32 victories, 29 draws and 25 defeats. He leaves the team with seven points, after eight matches in the Torneo Aperture 2008.
-- César García, Goal.com