Being a manager is a very tough job in today’s time.
Football in today’s era is all about results, and if a manager fails to provide that, more often than not they will get the sack.
It’s brutal business, but it is what it is.
This exact brutal business happened with Club America’s manager, Santiago Solari.
Despite having an excellent run for two and half years, as soon as the results went south, Club America lost faith and sacked the Argentine manager.
This just goes to show you the fickle nature of football, and how everything depends on what results you bring to the table!
With money, power, and commercial aspects on the table, the game has far moved on from patience and time, and it is only about manufacturing wins, wins, and wins!
So, let’s look at the sacking of Santiago Solari and who could replace him at Club America.
The Argentine manager who was best known as a player and coach for Real Madrid, stepped down as coach of Club América de México, according to the Liga MX franchise.
After the penultimate game, a 1-1 tie with a last-minute goal by Querétaro, América’s board of directors opted to end Solari’s stay in Mexico, which began with nearly unassailable numbers but finished with a string of bad outcomes.
Solari moved to Mexico in 2021 to coach América, where he led the most successful team in the Mexican league for two and a half tournaments, winning 13 league titles.
Solari led the team to second place in the overall standings with 38 points in his debut tournament, the Clausura Guardianes 2021, with 12 victories, two draws, and three losses, but they were ousted in the Liguilla quarterfinals.
América lead the competition with 35 points after 10 victories and five draws in the Apertura 2021 but were ousted in the Quarterfinals once more, this time by one of their most despised rivals, Pumas.
Despite the media’s insistence on Solari’s departure, the Argentine coach remained at the helm of América in the Clausura 2022 tournament, but after only one victory and six points in eight games, the board’s patience ran out after the team finished in the penultimate position in the overall standings.
One of the most notable candidates among those who could succeed Solari at América is his compatriot Hernán Crespo, who has not coached another team since leaving Sao Paulo in Brazil.