José Luis Sánchez Solá

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José Luis Sánchez Solá
Personal information
Full name José Luis Sánchez Solá
Date of birth (1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Puebla, Mexico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Club information
Current team
Puebla
Teams managed
Years Team
2006–2010 Puebla
2010–2011 Estudiantes Tecos
2012 Correcaminos UAT
2013 Chivas USA
2014 Veracruz
2014– Puebla

José Luis Sanchéz Solá (born January 31, 1959), commonly referred to as "Chelís", is the current manager of Puebla F.C. of the Liga MX.

Managerial career[edit]

Puebla[edit]

Solá became the manager of Puebla in 2006, but was sacked twice during his tenure, only to be brought back after the players requested he be reinstated.[1] During his time at Puebla, Solá gained tremendous popularity in Mexican football, having saved the team from being relegated to the Primera A and being successful with a "small club".[2]

"Chelís" was publicly supported by the players, front office, and the government of the state led by Mario Marín, since they believed he was the main reason why Puebla, after over 15 years, had a competitive team again.[3] Sánchez Solá led Puebla during their highly-successful Clausura 2009 campaign rub. After finishing fifth in the general table, the team eliminated Monterrey in the quarter-finals,[4] but was eliminated in the semi-finals by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM.[5]

Estudiantes Tecos[edit]

After a meeting to finalize details, Solá was introduced on November 14, 2010 as the new coach of Estudiantes Tecos. Coupled with this, he acknowledged offers that he had previously received, particularly mentioning the names of Club Atlas, Irapuato FC, and Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz.[6][7]

Chivas USA[edit]

On December 8, 2012 he was appointed Chivas USA manager. On May 29, 2013 he was fired as Chivas USA manager.

Controversy[edit]

A few days after the playoff match against Club Universidad in 2009, Sóla appeared in a political ad by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (P.R.I.), the political party of Puebla's governor at the time Mario Marín.[8] This resulted in criticism from some Mexican sports commentators and others who disagreed with sports figures getting involved in political campaigns.

Career statistics[edit]

From 2006 to 2007 he coached in Primera A, and in 2007 he promoted the club to the Primera División de México.

Year Club Position Games managed Won Tied Lost Points Postseason place
Apertura 2006 Puebla FC 1 17 1 3 22 3 Didn't qualify
Clausura 2007 Puebla FC 2 17 11 3 3 36 Semifinals
Apertura 2007 Puebla FC 14 17 4 5 8 17 Didn't qualify
Clausura 2008 Puebla FC 11 17 5 6 6 7 Didn't qualify
Apertura 2008 Puebla FC 18 8 1 4 3 7 Didn't qualify
Clausura 2009 Puebla FC 5 21 7 5 5 26 Semifinals
Apertura 2009 Puebla FC 7 19 6 8 3 26 Quarterfinals
As of January 14, 2013
Team From To Record1 GF GA GD
G W L T Win %
Chivas USA December 8, 2012 5 3 1 1 60.00 10 7 +3
Total 5 3 1 1 60.00 10 7 +3
  • 1.^ Includes league, playoffs, cup and CONCACAF Champions League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reincorporan a José Luis Sánchez Solá como técnico del Puebla". Esmas.com. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "El ‘Chelís’ disfruta disputar la Liguilla". Informador.com.mx. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sánchez Solá, incondicional del góber[dead link]
  4. ^ "Monterrey (3)2-2(5) Puebla... Puebla, del infierno al cielo". Mediotiempo.com. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pumas 1-2 Puebla... Con gran sufrimiento los Pumas alcanzaron la Final". Mediotiempo.com. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Chelís" ya es Estudiante" Mediotiempo.com; domingo 14 de Noviembre del 2010
  7. ^ "Video footage". Blip.tv. November 14, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chelis" está con el PRI" El Universal. 29 May 2009.

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