The Argentine coach told a press conference that he stopped his bicycle at the top of Las Aguilas.
In the semi-finals of the Clausura 2023, Argentina’s coach, Fernando ‘Tano’ Ortiz, resigned from America after losing the tie against Chivas. Eagles’ rudder.
“Congratulations to Chivas, we must admit that they played better. Congratulations on reaching the finals. For me, for my coaching staff, it’s a closed circle with the institution, that’s what I wanted to say, good night and thank you for everything,” said America’s coach Fernando Ortiz after losing 3-1 to Chivas. .
Fernando ‘Tano’ Ortiz did not renew his contract with America after two semi-final losses as a condition of reaching the final of the Clausura 2023. The series against Rosyblancos seemed to be on track for the Argentines, as they won the first leg 1–0 at Akron Stadium, and tied a match at Azteca Stadium in the second half of the second leg.
Nevertheless, Fernando Ortiz could not contain Chivas’ response and were eliminated 3–2 on aggregate, losing 3–1 at the Estadio Azteca. This led to the coach coming out at the press conference to say goodbye to the club and announce that his cycle in America was over.
The Argentine tactician came on as a substitute for Santiago Solari and after three tournaments he led America to 55 games at the top, scoring 113 goals with a balance of 32 wins, 14 draws and nine losses, scoring 59 goals. ‘Taino’ Ortiz’s efficiency reached 67% and he was eliminated in the semi-finals in the three leagues he led.
The last time America reached the final was in the 2019 Apertura tournament, with Miguel Herrera as strategist. Following the departure of Piozo Herrera, Santiago Solari arrived and he quit after poor results, Fernando Ortiz entered as a casual and signed a permanent contract when he picked up the Eagles.