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Ramirez Replaces Arellano at Chivas Guadalajara

  • Reuters, Friday, April 17, 2009 5 PM
Things are looking up at Chivas USA, which has the best record in MLS after four weeks. The situation at Chivas Guadalajara is another matter.

Guadalajara named Francisco Ramirez, the assistant to former Mexico coach Sven-Goran Eriksson best known for his run-in with Frankie Hejduk after February's USA-Mexico qualifier, has been named its new coach, replacing Omar Arellano, who was fired on Wednesday after only three matches on the job. The change came on the eve of Sunday's Super Clasico between Chivas and Club America at the Jalisco Stadium.

Ramirez is the ninth coach to lose his job at Chivas since owner Jorge Vergara bought the team in 2002. "He knows the players, he has the discipline we are looking for and he can exercise leadership over the players," says Vergara.

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