Matias Almeyda set to be new San Jose Earthquakes manager


New York was in control early and never looked back, as the Red Bulls continued to roll on their quest for the Supporters Shield.

The San Jose Earthquakes will announce former Chivas Guadalajara boss Matias Almeyda as their new manager on Monday.

Quakes Epicenter were first to report the news, which was confirmed by ESPN.

Almeyda took over Chivas in Sept. 2015 when the club was still in relegation trouble and immediately vowed to “awaken the giant.”

The former River Plate and Lazio midfielder went on to lift the 2017 Clausura Liga MX title, win two Copa MXs, the Supercopa MX and the CONCACAF Champions League became wildly popular with fans, who were devastated when he left the club last June.

Almeyda was expected to be the frontrunner for the vacant Mexico national team job and expressed his interest, although the federation never appeared to reciprocate it.

The former Argentina international had stated he wanted to manage a national team and had been linked with Costa Rica. He also said he had been in contact with Leeds United before Marcelo Bielsa took over the Championship front-runners.

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