The Bravos de Ciudad Juárez club has announced the appointment of Mauricio Barbieri as its new technical director for the Mexican soccer Clausura tournament. The Brazilian coach, aged 42, replaces Diego Mejía, who was dismissed last week due to poor results in the initial matches of the tournament.
Barbieri expressed his personal desire to work outside of Brazil, particularly in Mexico, and cited the league’s appeal as a major factor in his decision. “I arrived at a time when the results have not suited the team, but we are going to correct that with work. The objectives are to turn around what has happened so far and qualify (for the postseason),” said Barbieri.
Barbieri brings with him a wealth of experience, having managed various clubs in Brazil since his debut as a technical director in 2011. Despite the challenge ahead, Barbieri expressed his confidence in the team and emphasized the values of the institution that impressed him.
Currently, Bravos is in seventeenth place overall with three losses and two draws, while Mazatlán occupies the bottom spot with one unit. The team’s next match will be against Guadalajara on Saturday as they aim to improve their standing in the tournament.