The veteran Mexican coach who has spent most of his coaching career in Spain did not reach the team’s full potential to stay relevant in the first division of La Liga.
Aguirre believed and fought until the final whistle was blown to keep Leganes in the first division of the Spanish league, La Liga, although the ultimate goal was not reached Aguirre without a doubt should be recognized with his efforts with Los Pepineros.
As rumored a few days ago and as many speculated, Javier Aguirre’s term with Spanish club Leganés came full circle after an intense draw to the titan club team Real Madrid this past weekend that ended all the hopes for Los Pepineros to stay in the first division. With the 2-2 draw, it relegated Los Pepineros to the second division, La Liga SmartBank, in what will indeed be a tough position for Leganes to bounce back from in Spanish second division.
Prior to the final match versus Real Madrid, Aguirre stated that it would be tough to change his mind to stay as the active coach for Leganes, so it wasn’t surprising when the Mexican coach made his final farewell to the team and staff at the end of the game with full emotion.
“I think it’s my farewell to Leganés. I wasn’t able to get one more point or two from today and that’s it. When one is not able to achieve the objective it is normal that they do without me, they have not told me anything … it is time for reflection. I’m feeling a lot of pain for the boys because they’re destroyed. We deserved more.”
Aguirre’s numbers with Los Pepineros were not so great after 26 games with only 7 victories, 10 draws and 9 losses, but it was due to the little support of bringing in players to reinvent the team to battle throughout the season. We will now have to keep a close eye on Aguirre’s next move as he has stayed more active in the European continent coaching various club teams.