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Hugo Sánchez offers to lead Cruz Azul

Sánchez says he feels ready to lead La Máquina out of trouble.

Mauricio Torres
Mauricio Torres
Hugo Sánchez offers to lead Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul are having a tough start to the 2023 Clausura tournament, as they find themselves second from bottom in the table after picking up only one point in five games played. Over the last few days, there has been speculation that coach Raúl Gutiérrez’s time at La Máquina is numbered.

Faced with a possible change in management, the Cementera board are already making moves in the market and are looking for a new coach to get the team back up the table. One of those who has offered to take charge is Hugo Sánchez, who says he feels capable of reversing the situation at La Noria.

“I was very close to arriving at Cruz Azul before Juan Reynoso, they made me an offer and it seemed like a great opportunity to end the 23-year drought. When I reviewed the squad I saw that it was very strong and complete, and I agreed to be the coach,” said the former Real Madrid player on ESPN’s ‘Hugol’ programme.

Sánchez the next La Máquina boss?

The now commentator made it clear that he would be willing to take charge if the board let him. “I would have to study how the sporting side is structured with Cruz Azul. As long as they respect each other’s areas, but I don’t know if they respect that,” he added.

The last time Sánchez was on the bench in Liga MX was in 2012, when he was in charge of Pachuca. He coached 23 matches with the Hidalgo side, winning nine, drawing seven and losing the same number of games.