We now know the name of the next Chivas USA coach to be fired. That's because Wednesday the Major League Soccer team announced the name of the most recent one to be hired: Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, who formerly ran the youth program and the first-division Mexican League team in Puebla.
"Very honored, very grateful and committed to fulfill the goals of the institution," Sanchez Sola said of his latest opportunity. "I know that with the support of the staff currently in place, my transition to MLS will be that much easier. We are going to take on this new challenge with lots of energy and aspirations."
Yet despite that enthusiasm, Sanchez Sola should probably rent, not buy, in Southern California. Though Sanchez Sola was sacked twice as coach during his four years with Puebla's top club, that would qualify as lifetime tenure under Chivas USA's new ownership.
Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara and his wife, Angelica Fuentes, have fired their head coach 15 times in their 12 years in charge of Chivas de Guadalajara, their Mexican League team. And two weeks ago the pair fired Johan Cruyff, the former Barcelona coach and Holland playmaker they had hired in the spring to remake the franchise.