Matías Almeyda not in the running to take over at Chivas | OneFootball

Matías Almeyda not in the running to take over at Chivas

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Seamus Leonard

Matías Almeyda will not be making a return to Chivas next season.

The former Flock manager has been regularly linked to his former club even before Víctor Manuel Vucetich was sacked in September.

With interim head coach Marcelo Michel Leaño barely managing to get the team into the upcoming repechaje, the expectation is that Los Rojiblancos will name someone else to lead the team in 2022.

But new San Jose Earthquakes general manager Chris Leitch has confirmed that Almeyda will be staying in California, at least for the time being.

“Matías and I met this morning, which is no different than any other morning from July,” Leitch told a virtual press conference on Wednesday.

“We’ve tried to be very close since my time as interim GM to now being the official GM. The intent is that we’re aligned on doing what’s necessary for this club to be successful in 2022.”

“Having worked closely with Matias, I feel he is very committed to this club,” Leitch added.

“He wants to bring this club a championship, he’s said that multiple times. I feel he’s focused on making sure we’re doing everything we can to achieve that objective.”

The Earthquakes endured a disappointing campaign this year, finishing seven points outside the play-off places in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer.