Luis Fernando Tena

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tena and the second or maternal family name is Garduño.
Luis Fernando Tena
Personal information
Full name Luis Fernando Tena Garduño
Date of birth (1958-01-20) 20 January 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976-1982 Atlético Español 190 (2)
1982-1983 Oaxtepec 32 (0)
1983-1986 Guadalajara 46 (0)
1987-1988 Atlante 45 (1)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Cruz Azul
1996–1997 Tecos
1997–2000 Cruz Azul
2000–2001 Morelia
2002–2003 Santos Laguna
2004 Cruz Azul
2005–2006 Chiapas
2006–2007 América
2008–2009 Morelia
2009–2010 Chiapas
2010–2013 Mexico (assistant)
2011–2013 Mexico U-23
2013 Mexico (caretaker)
2013–2015 Cruz Azul

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Luis Fernando Tena Garduño (born 20 January 1958 in Mexico City) is a Mexican football coach and the current manager of Liga MX club Cruz Azul. His brother, Alfredo Tena, is also a coach.

Tena was the coach of the Mexico national football team where he was also the assistant manager of José Manuel de la Torre from 2010 to 2013.

Most recently, he coached the Mexico U-23 team that won the Football Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics. This was the first time Mexico won any Olympic medal for football, and in the process by beating Brazil in the final match, they deprived Brazil of winning their first Olympic gold medal.

Coaching career[edit]

He was the manager of Club América, the Mexico City squad that participate in Primera División (First Division). As manager, Tena has achieved two titles: Cruz Azul in 1997 and in 2000 with Morelia.

After retiring as a player, Tena began his coaching career in 1994 with Cruz Azul, a squad which he has guided on three separate occasions. Aside from stints at Cruz Azul and Morelia, Tena has coached Santos Laguna, Chiapas and Tecos UAG. His brother, Alfredo Tena, a former Club América player and manager, served as an assistant coach for Luis. On 16 March 2008 Tena was named the new coach of Monarcas Morelia, he was fired on 20 February 2009 and was later named as the Head Coach to Chiapas on 6 May 2009.

After a slow start to Primera División de México Bicentenario 2010 tournament, Tena was later let go from his head coach position from Chiapas in early January, 2010.

On 7 September 2013 Mexico's Olympic gold medal-winning coach Luis Fernando Tena took temporary control of the Mexico national football team following the departure of Jose Manuel de la Torre.[1]

On 11 September 2013, Tena was released as Mexico national team coach.[2]

On 10 December 2013, Tena was confirmed as the new head coach of Cruz Azul for a fourth term. He signed a contract with Cruz Azul for 18 months. On May 29, 2015 Tena was fired from Cruz Azul



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