Nearly two months after an ownership change the long-anticipated restructuring of the Chivas USA front office began late Tuesday with the appointment of Jose David to the team's presidency and the naming of Jose Luis Real as supervisor of soccer operations.
Real is a longtime confidant of Jorge Vergara who, along with his wife, Angelica Fuentes, owns the Mexican League team Chivas de Guadalajara. In August, Vergara and Fuentes also became sole owners of Chivas USA after buying out former partners Antonio and Lorenzo Cua.
Following the ownership change Vergara and Fuentes instituted a media blackout, refusing to talk about their plans for the long-struggling team they helped to found.
David, a Mexican-born businessman who has lived the last seven years in Los Angeles, will replace Antonio Cue as the team's top front-office executive. Real, currently the director of development for Chivas de Guadalajara, will oversee Chivas USA's on-field operations.