On Monday afternoon, Pumas released a statement declaring that Andrés Lillini remained with the club as their Head Coach.
Lillini, came in at the club when former Spaniard coach, Michel left the club for personal reasons a few days before the Guard1anes 2020 started.
This was the club’s official announcement on Lillini’s head coach appointment:
Lillini, as reported by the official announcement, will take care of the club for the remainder of the Guard1anes 2020 tournament. The purpose of his appointment is to, as stated by the club:
Prioritize the Club Universidad’s project, which consists of working with youth homegrown players, backed by quality reinforcements, with the aim of returning to the foundations that have distinguished this institution.
Lillini, has been pretty solid with his team. With nine out of 15 disputed points, Pumas has seen two win and three draws, placing them in third place of the general standings.
Now that Lillini is no longer the interim coach, as head coach, he will undoubtedly show more positive things with the club. The addition of Uruguayan midfielder Facundo Waller who’s on loan from Plaza Colonia, could give the team a more dynamic display. His talent mixed with Juan Iturbe, Sebastian Saucedo, and Andres Iniestra could help build up more goalscoring opportunities for Carlos Gonzalez and Juan Dinneno.
Lillini’s next upcoming three games are quite interesting; they travel to Monettery to face-off against Tigres. Following their match on the road, Pumas hosts two straight games: Xolos and Puebla tow teams who are interesting to face as a clear winner is unknown until the game starts.
Lillini’s dull display against Mazatlan saw the team leave Sinaloa with a goalless draw and nothing exciting to talk about. Andrés’ tactic needs to change over the week if he wants to get a better result against Tigres if he wants to move up in the general standings.