In the midst of the health crisis due to the pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) that stopped the tournament Closing 2020 of the Liga MX, the name of Pablo Guede has fans of Monarchs Morelia.
The Argentine technical director, who arrived in 2019 to replace Javier Torrente in the middle of the Apertura tournament until settling in the semifinals, He has the possibility of returning to soccer in Argentina to direct San Lorenzo de Almagro, or even the Colo-Colo of Chile, as soon as sports activities are resumed.
And it is that in the next few hours Guede, 45, will sit at negotiate its renewal with the Monarcas club directors, headed by Mauricio Lanz (CEO) and Héctor Lara (sports director), because your contract, ends the tournament or not, expires next June.
About, John Sutcliffe, journalist of ESPN assured that there are economic differences between the technician and the management; and even, they already held talks to renew because the Morelia squad intends to have the technical director in the next season; however this one not convinced to sign the extension.
Faced with rumors of his possible departure from Mexican soccer, the club issued a statement on Tuesday through social networks to clarify the situation: "We inform our fans that Mr. Pablo Guede continues to be our Technical Director during this tournament"
Although it remains to be seen whether Guede will re-sign with Morelia or choose to return to his country, according to the journalist the directive already handles possible replacements. At the moment, the technical director who sounds firmer is Juan Francisco Palencia, who is currently living in Barcelona, Spain, after her last experience with Wolves BUAP, and previously with Cougars of the UNAM.
With Guede on the bench, Morelia added 21 points, product of 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, debuting in the Opening Day 7 of 2019 tying 1-1 with Atlético de San Luis.
In the league, Morelia took more strength to Eliminate the Lion in the Quarter Finals by 5-4 aggregate, and in was nothing to get to the Final, but stayed on the road when tied 2-2 with America in the Semifinals and so the Eagles continued in the competition for the position in the table.
While in Closing 2020, arrested by the COVID-19 pandemic, Guede has Morelia in ninth place with 14 points, with the same harvest of Tigres and Juárez that are 7 and 8 in the general table.
The economic cost of canceling the Closing 2020
Canceling the Clausura 2020 tournament comes at a price: 3,943 million pesos is the value of the economic impact, according to a financial calculation made by Iván Pérez, journalist of Forbes Mexico.
This figure includes the impact on the income of the clubs, the advertising sale of the television stations and the money they have paid for the broadcasting rights (half a year) television networks.
For his part, Hussein Forzan, owner and founder of the agency PMKT, indicated to the website The mister than the pandemic will affect at least 60% the income of the clubs for the Closing 2020. Three weeks ago, Duilio Davino, manager of Rayados de Monterrey, told TUDN than until that time the revenue impact was 20%, but that data grew from that moment to the date.
Given this difficult scenario, it will be this Wednesday, May 20 when the future of Liga MX is determined and one of the positions is to end the Mexican tournament.
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