It's official: Chivas USA, Chelis mutually agree to parting of the ways
Chivas USA announced late Wednesday night that the club has mutually agreed to part ways with head coach José Luis “Chelís” Sánchez Solá, "due to the team’s poor performance on the field," according to the club's statement.
The Rojiblancos currently sit last in the Western Conference standings heading into Week 14 of the 2013 Major League Soccer season.
As Chivas USA’s head coach, Chelís has earned a record of 3-7-2, amassing a total of 11 points in 12 games.
"Since his hiring," the statement said, "Sánchez Solá had at his disposal a competitive team with the institutional premise of a formal interaction, based in communication in which the club listened to his petitions to incorporate players approved by him. However, he was not able to reflect it with results."
Chivas USA's statement also said that Chelís had not always “followed the patterns of respect and conduct implemented by Major League Soccer, as well as by Chivas USA.”
Effective immediately, head coaching duties will now be assumed by José Luis Real, who currently acts as sporting development director at Chivas de Guadalajara.