May 14, 2009

Several figures at Chivas de Guadalajara declared the Clausura 2009 a failure after missing out on the Liguilla for the second season in a row. Now, as the players have gone off for a short break before reconvening, club owner Jorge Vergara and the rest of the board will evaluate the players and their performances to see whether they want to keep them on board.

One player that most likely won't be back is Jared Borgetti. While Francisco "Paco" Ramirez has been in the process of receiving a one-year contract, the manager doesn't see Borgetti in his future plans.

"I really appreciate Jared for the professionalism he showed," Ramirez told reporters. "He had little participation, but there are many young guys with a high level. Important to mention are Omar Arellano and 'Chicharo' Hernandez, who've been chosen since the start. Really, Jared has been a professional and I appreciate the attentiveness he gave me."

Although Ramirez had a 1-1-2 record at the helm of Chivas, Vergara doesn't blame the new manager.

"90 percent of the responsibility is the team's, of the players," said the owner. "They've managed to run out two managers, and we're not going to allow the same thing again. Right now, it'll be the players who leave, not the managerial team."

Several of the new players such as Borgetti, Carlos Ochoa and Francisco Mendoza failed to make an impact. However, Vergara isn't opposed to brining in new players during the break.

"We don't know who'll come," he said. "It's a question of discussing it with the managerial team. What I can say is that players who didn't have much participation will go. We're going to analyze what happened, what was wrong. We have a team that's considered a Superlíder and it fell completely."

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