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Lapuente fired after three games

  • Reuters, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:14 PM

Mexico's Club America fired Coach Manuel Lapuente after only three matches of the Clausura championship. Lapuente picked up only one point out of nine and was sacked despite having guided the Eagles to the semifinals of the Apertura championship in December.

Chilean Carlos Reinoso will replace Lapuente, who coached Mexico at the 1998 World Cup. Reinoso has had two previous stints with Club America.

Club America, Mexico’s most popular club alongside Chivas Guadalajara, has won only two titles since their golden era in the 1980s, one of them in one of Lapuente’s previous two stints.

Reinoso won league titles with Club America league title in 1983-84 and 1984-85, when there was one championship per season.

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