Currently an ESPN pundit, Sanchez last managed in 2012 but has put his name in the conversation for a number of openings since that stint with Pachuca. The Costa Rica job came open when Gustavo Matosas abruptly resigned, saying he was bored by coaching international football. Sanchez managed the Mexico national team from 2006-2008.
Guardado set for MLS move in 2020
Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado will move to Major League Soccer in 2020, according to TUDN .
Peralta considering retirement
Chivas forward Oribe Peralta is considering ending his career after the Apertura, according to Record .
The former America and Santos Laguna player is one of the most successful Mexican forwards in the last decade but with his last start coming on Aug. 28 and no goals to his name this season, the 35-year-old is considering hanging up his boots.
Apparent Facebook hack puzzles Tigres
A Facebook post from Parma‘s account announcing Tigres manager Tuca Ferretti as the club’s new manager looks to be a hack, withvarious reports indicating neither team has any idea about a potential move.
Ferretti is by far the longest-serving coach in Liga MX and is set to lead the northern Mexico club this weekend when it takes on Puebla on Tuesday.
Chivas courting ex-Cruz Azul exec Pelaez
Deposed Cruz Azul sporting director Ricardo Pelaez is unlikely to return to the club and now is being wooed by Chivas, according to ESPN Deportes .
While Pelaez currently is on vacation and has not been given a formal offer by Chivas, the Guadalajara club’s president Amaury Vergara is interested in bringing in Pelaez.
Last week, Record reported Cruz Azul president Guillermo “Billy” Alvarez is hoping to speak with the executive in a calm setting after a wild chain of events regarding the club’s managerial situation set off the former Necaxa forward’s departure. His contract, however, has not been officially terminated, leading to a bit of delay in figuring out where his next step will be.
La Liga teams looking at Macias
Currently the top scorer in Liga MX, the teenager on loan from Chivas was scouted by a number of European clubs at the Under-20 World Cup. While Frankfurt was one of those teams, Sevilla has emerged as another potential suitor.
El Tri heading on tour
The Mexico national team will play its Concacaf Nations League home match against Bermuda within its borders but is seeking an alternative site to the Estadio Azteca, according to Record .
Among the potential locations are Monterrey, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Tijuana. The Nations League game against Panama likely will take place in the Azteca.
Gullit seeking Liga MX return
Carlos “Gullit” Pena is in talks with Monarcas de Morelia about coming back to Liga MX, according to MedioTiempo .
Pena has terminated his relationship with Polish second division side GKS Tychy, a team for which he signed but never played. Now the 29-year-old midfielder, who has struggled with alcoholism in the past, wants to return to his home country. Pena is a veteran of Miguel Herrera’s 2014 World Cup squad.
Lazio intrigued by Lainez
Lazio have Diego Lainez on the radar and may make an attempt to buy him from Real Betis, according to Il Messaggero .
Lainez arrived in La Liga just six months ago, and in his introductory news conference Betis boss Rubi said he thinks Lainez is a fantastic player. However, the club may be willing to sell this summer if it can recoup its €14 million investment. The Italian club would look to pay off the debt it currently owes Betis after signing Riza Durmisi last summer and then pay the Lainez fee in a pair of installments. Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi may be forced to deploy a 4-3-3 this season, which would suit the 19-year-old winger well.