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Xolos de Tijuana Aim to Put Wretched 2021/22 Behind Them with Ricardo Valiño Appointment

After a hapless campaign in which they nearly finished bottom of both the Apertura and Clausura, Xolos de Tijuana have dispensed with the services of former head coach Sebastián Méndez.

In his place will come Ricardo Valiño, who is fresh from guiding Atlético Morelia to the Liga de Expansión MX championship.

This will be Valiño’s second stint as a head coach in Liga MX, and he will be hoping his time in Tijuana is more successful than his first effort at Puebla. He was sacked by La Franja after less than a year at the helm.

But his stature has been renewed after a strong showing with Morelia, who clinched the Expansión Clausura title with a 3-0 aggregate victory over Tampico Madero.

Officials at Tijuana will be hoping that Valiño brings about some stability at the club – he will be their eighth different manager since 2016.

A journalist and sportswriter for more than a decade, Craig is a follower of soccer from all over the globe – including Latin America. He has written for a number of newspapers and leading media outlets in the UK and around the world.

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