The Bravos de Ciudad Juárez club has presented Brazilian Mauricio Barbieri as its new technical director for the Mexican soccer Clausura tournament. The 42-year-old coach will be replacing Diego Mejía, who was dismissed last week due to poor results in the first days of the tournament.
“I had a personal desire to work outside my country, especially in Mexico, which I think is a very good league that I love, in addition to the project that Juárez has, so it was not a difficult decision,” Barbieri said after his presentation.
“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,” he added.
Barbieri has managed various Brazilian clubs since his debut as a technical director in 2011. Bravos, which has three losses and two draws, is currently in seventeenth and penultimate place overall with two points. Their next commitment will be on Saturday when they visit Guadalajara on the sixth day of the Clausura tournament.