Tigres Decide Against Firing Guzman, Bring Manager Back

Daniel Guzman was fired on Sunday but was welcomed back to the team days later.
After Saturday's 1-0 loss to Toluca, Tigres supporters broke out into a massive near-riot, as fights between yellow-clad fans broke out in the stands.

The situation got so tense that stadium personnel were helping innocent bystanders - including women and children - get onto the pitch to avoid the hostilities.

Many of the aggressors pointed to television cameras and blamed the outbreak on manager Daniel Guzman.

A day later, Guzman was fired.

Two days later, he was brought back.

In a quick about-face, Tigres management have rescinded their decision to fire "El Travieso" and have brought back the manager who just days ago was deemed inept and not worthy to guide the team any longer.

Team president Santiago Martinez reportedly was able to convince the club's owners and board that Guzman was the right man to lead Tigres into the near future.

"The Board of Directors of Sinergia and Cemex have decided to maintain Mr. Daniel Guzman as manager of Tigres," the club said in a statement. "As we mentioned in a previous press release, the continuity of this club is the foundation upon which we have built this footballing project. This is the basis of the decision.

"Initially, because of adverse results the exit of the coaching staff from Tigres was taken into consideration but after an analysis it was decided to not take such matters."

Tigres have not won at home in more than four months and sit at the bottom of the relegation zone. If it weren't for Indios, Tigres would be staring the Liga de Ascenso in the face.

But Guzman was able to survive all this. Tigres, though, will play their next home game behind closed doors as the club was fined and slapped with a one-match ban for the fallout from Saturday's game.


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