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Again-to-back Liga MX champions Atlas half methods with coach Diego Cocca

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After profitable back-to-back Liga MX titles, together with their first championship since 1951, Atlas introduced Friday that they are going to half methods with supervisor Diego Cocca.

The information got here simply days after Atlas did not qualify for this season’s 2022 Apertura playoffs. Cocca will go away after taking cost of Atlas’ ultimate sport of the Apertura, at dwelling to Necaxa on Oct. 1.

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Regardless of securing unprecedented trophies within the 2021 Apertura and 2022 Clausura seasons, a 2W-4D-10L begin to the present event and a spot exterior of the playoffs proved sufficient to finish of the 50-year-old Argentine’s reign.

Accidents, a restricted roster and two shortened preseasons because of consecutive playoff runs impacted Los Rojinegros this summer season.

Together with friendlies and a 2-0 Campeones Cup loss to MLS’ New York Metropolis FC on Sept. 17, the Guadalajara membership was not too long ago averaging one match each 4.66 days within the Apertura.

“It is not a prize to grow to be champion after which have 10 days to arrange for the following season,” said Cocca earlier this month.

“We do not have a giant roster.”

Earlier than Cocca’s preliminary introduction, Atlas had only one Liga MX title to their identify. They’re going to now search to fill the void of the coach who was chosen because the league’s greatest supervisor in 2021-22.

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