Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Chivas USA, it did.
Less than four months into the reign of the famously impetuous Jorge Vergara, Chivas USA finds itself without a coach and without a front office. And now the man tasked with filling some of the holes has himself been fired.
Vergara, who has gone through more than a coach a year with his Mexican league team, Chivas de Guadalara, announced last month former Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff would be in charge of remaking his MLS team. But Cruyff, hired as an adviser nine months ago to turn around Vergara's flagging Mexican team, was dismissed Sunday.
"The club has decided to terminate the services and consultancy with the company of Mr Johan Cruyff," Chivas said in a statement. "This is because of not meeting the outcomes and objectives that have been established since the beginning of the contractual relationship. The coaching staff will not be affected, therefore technical director, trainer and technical assistants will continue to work with the club. The club thanks Mr Johan Cruyff for the support and collaboration he has provided."