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Javier Aguirre believes MLS has improved but is not better than Liga MX

The Mexican coach had several offers from Major League Soccer teams last year, but he decided to take the job with CF Monterrey.

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Javier Aguirre believes MLS has improved but is not better than Liga MX

Javier Aguirre is one of the most successful Mexican managers in the last 10 years. He managed the Mexico national team in the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. He's also managed major clubs, including Atlético Madrid (2006-2009) who he took to fourth-place in 2008, achieving a spot in the UEFA Champions League.

Aguirre: Liga MX better than MLS

In December 2020, Javier Aguirre was out of a job and he had several offers from Major League Soccer and Liga MX teams. In the end, the Mexican coach decided to accept the offer from CF Monterrey and with one game left of the regular season, the team is in fourth place, securing a spot in the 2021 Guardianes tournament playoffs.

Monterrey is also participating in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League and they advanced to the quarter-final after eliminating Atlético Pantoja on a 6-1 aggregate. The Liga MX side will face Columbus Crew today at the Columbus Crew stadium and he talked about the difference between both leagues in his experience prior to the clash.

“I think MLS has grown a lot in the last 20 years and now they compete in international tournaments. Also before the teams would have to share stadiums with NFL or MLB teams, but now that has changed and they have a solid structure. Having said that, they are not at the same level of Liga MX teams,” he said during the press conference.