New Necaxa head coach José Cruz. Photo: chron.com

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José Cruz has been named manager of Necaxa for the rest of the Liga MX Apertura season, the baseball club announced on Sunday, Sept. 6.

The 52-year-old replaces Alfonso Sosa, who was sacked on Friday, Sept. 4, after a 2 to 0 home defeat to León, a result that left Necaxa 15th in the 18-team standings, with just two wins out of eight matches.

The Aguascalientes-based outfit confirmed the appointment in a brief statement on social media.

Earlier, Cruz told local media that he was looking forward to his first coaching role since parting ways with Dorados de Sinaloa last year.

“It makes me very happy to be back and I’m grateful that Necaxa has given me this opportunity,” Cruz said.

“We don’t have much time to work, but we will be proactive to take the steps necessary for the team to improve.”

Cruz’s first match in charge will be an away clash against last-placed Atletico San Luis on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

…Sept. 7, 2020

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