Raúl Alpízar named new interim head coach of Liga MX side Pumas
The club announced on social media that Alpízar is to take control until a permanent appointment is made.
From Rafael to Raúl. After the departure of Rafael Puente del Río, Pumas have announced that Raúl Alpízar is to take over as interim manager of the side until a permanent decision is made as to who will lead the team in their new era.
The official confirmation of the appointment came on the social media channels of Pumas, which said that Alpízar would take charge of the men’s team “for now, until a replacement coach can be found”. The club will likely use the upcoming international break as a window in which they can interview candidates in order to find the most suitable coach for the job.
Raúl Alpízar’s career so far
The 46-year-old played for Pumas between 1997 and 2002, before his career took him to Querétaro, Puebla and Lobos BUAP. He became a manager in 2012, taking the reins of the Pumas youth side, and has worked in various capacities for the club until his appointment as first team manager for the short-term future.
Pumas are currently 6th in the league with 11 points after winning three, drawing twice and losing seven times.