Ramirez resigns as coach of reeling Chivas
Chivas de Guadalajara manager Francisco Ramirez announced his decision to leave his position following a 4-0 loss to San Luis on Saturday.
Ramirez took over the team in April in the middle of the Clausura 2009 season just before Chivas' showdown with archrival America. Ramirez coached the team to a victory in that game, but results started to go downhill. During his 11-game reign, Ramirez was able to lead Chivas to victory only twice, while losing five games and drawing four.
Chivas executive Pedro Saez briefly addressed the media after Saturday's game regarding Ramirez's decision.
"I would like to say that a few minutes ago, Francisco Ramirez presented his resignation as manager of Chivas and we have accepted," said Saez. "After speaking with the members of the council, we spoke in a teleconference, and due to the latest result, I think it's not recommended that he continue with the team."
Saez added that the decision was Ramirez's and denied any pressure from club owner Jorge Vergara. "He is the one that presented the resignation," he added.
No replacement has been named yet, and Chivas will search for its sixth new coach over the past four years.