June 10, 2009

Enrique Meza left Pachuca after failing to lead los Tuzos to the Clausura 2009 title, but it did not take him long to find employment. A week ago, he landed at Cruz Azul and his new club presented him to the media on Tuesday.

"I have coached Cruz Azul three times already and I thought that at my age I would not get another opportunity," said "Ojitos" Meza upon his official presentation as la Maquina's new manager. "I am happy to be here because this is a team that I hold dear to me, this is where I was born into football, and to arrive as coach for a fourth time to a club of great prestige is an honor."

Meza, who spent the past three years at Pachuca's helm, led los Tuzos to the Clausura '07 league title, Copa Sudamericana championship and two CONCACAF Champions' Cups. The glory achieved at Pachuca has raised Meza's expectations but he does not want to promise anything other than hard work.

"I want to be champion," he said. "If I am asked today, I would answer that I want to be champion with Cruz Azul. To compromise or promise things that I can not deliver that is not something that I like to do, but to give the best of myself that is what I will do.

"I know that the fans have the need to celebrate something big and that is what we will try to get for them."

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