José Luis Sánchez Solá
|Full name||José Luis Sánchez Solá|
|Date of birth||January 31, 1959|
|Place of birth||Puebla, Mexico|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2018||Las Vegas Lights|
Sánchez 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. During his time at Puebla, Sánchez gained tremendous popularity in Mexican football, having saved the team from being relegated to the Primera A and being successful with a "small club".
"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. 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, but was eliminated in the semi-finals by UNAM.
After a meeting to finalize details, Sánchez 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.
On December 8, 2012 he was appointed Chivas USA manager. On May 29, 2013 he was fired as Chivas USA manager.
Las Vegas Lights
On November 13, 2017 he was announced as the first manager of the Las Vegas Lights. On March 15, 2018, he was promoted to Technical Director, while assistant coach Isidro Sánchez was named Head Coach. He left the team on September 18, 2018.
A few days after the playoff match against Club Universidad in 2009, Sánchez 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. This resulted in criticism from some Mexican sports commentators and others who disagreed with sports figures getting involved in political campaigns.
|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
|Chivas USA||December 8, 2012||5||3||1||1||60.00||10||7||+3|
- 1.^ Includes league, playoffs, cup and CONCACAF Champions League.
- "Reincorporan a José Luis Sánchez Solá como técnico del Puebla". Esmas.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- "El 'Chelís' disfruta disputar la Liguilla". Informador.com.mx. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- Sánchez Solá, incondicional del góber Archived May 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Monterrey (3)2-2(5) Puebla... Puebla, del infierno al cielo". Mediotiempo.com. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- "Pumas 1-2 Puebla... Con gran sufrimiento los Pumas alcanzaron la Final". Mediotiempo.com. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- "Chelís" ya es Estudiante" Mediotiempo.com; domingo 14 de Noviembre del 2010
- "Video footage". Blip.tv. November 14, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- "JOSÉ LUIS SÁNCHEZ SOLÁ – 'CHELÍS' – NAMED LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FC'S FIRST HEAD COACH". lasvegaslightsfc.com. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
- "CHELÍS PROMOTED TO LIGHTS FC TECHNICAL DIRECTOR". lasvegaslightsfc.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Las Vegas, Sanchez Sola Part Ways". USLsoccer.com. September 18, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- "Chelis" está con el PRI" El Universal. 29 May 2009.