Ambríz as América manager in 2016
|Full name||Marcos Ignacio Ambríz Espinoza|
|Date of birth||7 February 1965|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2006–2009||Atlético Madrid (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2008|
Ambríz had three spells with Club Necaxa, and was part of two championship-winning seasons in 1994–95 and 1995–96.
He earned 64 caps and scored 6 goals for the Mexico national team between 1992 and 1995, and captained the squad at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where he played in all four games. Ambríz also formed part of the national squad that won the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Ambríz began his coaching career in 2002 with Puebla, managing only seven matches. In 2003, he was the assistant to Javier Aguirre at Spanish clubs Osasuna and Atlético de Madrid. They parted company when Aguirre was sacked from the Madrid position in 2009. He also had spells with San Luis – from 2009 to 2011 – and Guadalajara in 2012, only in charge for twelve matches.
On 4 February 2013 Adolfo Ríos, President of Querétaro, announced Ambríz as their new manager after the club sacked Sergio Bueno after a 3–0 loss to Club América at Estadio Azteca. He managed the club up until February 2015, where Ambríz was sacked after a string of bad results during the Clausura tournament.
On 26 May 2015, Ambríz was confirmed as the new manager at Club América, signing a two-year contract. He led América to a disappointing run at the FIFA Club World Cup, losing the quarter-final match to Chinese team Guangzhou Evergrande, and defeating Congolese club TP Mazembe to claim a fifth place finish in the competition. The following year, Ambríz led América to the CONCACAF Champions League finals, defeating Tigres UANL 4–1 on aggregate, thus earning their qualification to the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup. On 17 September, after suffering a 2–0 home defeat to León, Ambríz was sacked as manager the following day.
In August 2017, Ambríz was appointed manager of Necaxa, staying with the club for a year; he won the Clausura 2018 Copa MX with Necaxa, beating Toluca 1–0 in the final to end a 19 year trophy-less drought for the club.
|1||April 11, 1993||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Honduras||3–0||3–0||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||April 18, 1993||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||El Salvador||1–0||3–1||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||July 22, 1993||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||5–1||6–1||1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4||July 25, 1993||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||United States||1–0||4–0||1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|5||November 3, 1993||Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States||China PR||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
- As of 21 September 2019[n 1]
|América||26 May 2015||18 September 2016||67||37||11||19||55.22|
|Necaxa||1 August 2017||1 May 2018||47||18||18||11||38.30|
|León||18 September 2018||Present||48||25||13||10||52.08|
As a player
- Primera División: 1994–95, 1995–96
- Copa México: 1994–95
- Campeón de Campeones: 1995
- CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup: 1994
As a manager
- rsssf: Mexico record international footballers
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