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Chivas face key contract decisions ahead of Apertura

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Seamus Leonard

While there has been no official announcement regarding a permanent manager, Chivas have plenty of other business to attend to before the 2022 Apertura campaign starts.

Ricardo Cadena took over as interim manager following the dismissal of Marcelo Michel Leaño in mid-April, steadying the ship to lead the Flock into the Liguilla where they fell to Atlas in the quarter-finals.

Cadena is expected to get the nod for next season, but director of football Ricardo Peláez must make decisions on the playing squad in the immediate future.

The contracts of wingers Miguel Ponce and Jesús Sánchez are up this summer, and it is likely Los Rojiblancos will look to keep at least one of them rather than be left trying to fill both slots.

Goalkeeper Miguel Jiménez is another whose future needs to be decided soon, though Peláez can ill-afford to see him leave the Estadio Akron given that Raúl Gudiño is actively looking for another club.

Beyond that, Chivas must also keep an eye on a number of contracts that will expire in December.

Gilberto Sepúlveda, Isaác Brizuela, Jesús Molina, Hiram Mier, Sergio Flores, and Carlos Cisneros will all be looking for new pastures unless new deals are agreed in the intervening period.