Renato Paiva has been officially announced as Toluca’s new coach for the Clausura 2024!

 Renato Paiva has been officially announced as Toluca's new coach for the Clausura 2024!  -Fox Sports

Toluca gave Renato Paiva the keys to hell.

The Portuguese strategist was announced this Friday as the new technical director of the Red Devils, a squad that is undergoing a restructuring at the managerial and sporting level and is already beginning to see changes.

Paiva comes to the Choricero team with experience in the MX League. In the Apertura 2022 he was León’s strategist, a team that he managed only this semester and later resigned after losing in the repechage to Cruz Azul.

With La Fiera, Paiva managed 18 games in which he recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, before ultimately leaving the position due to his irregular playing time in the team.

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After his time in León, Paiva led Bahía in Brazil in 2023. However, after his retirement, he gave up this position due to threats from fans following the team’s poor performance.


Last September, Paiva announced his resignation as coach of Bahia, the team with which he won the Bahia title and reached the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup, a move also complicated by other poor results (he left the team in year in 16th place). the Brazilian championship) and questionable lineups that led to strong differences with the team’s fans.

Controversial statements made by the coach in press conferences and complaints from supporters through banners etc. led to Paiva resigning after nine months in office, despite attempts by his board and players to persuade him.

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“Bahía is an exciting club with a huge and passionate fan base. But this, like any other, goes beyond the point. In football we are praised and criticized, that’s normal, it’s part of the game. What I cannot tolerate is the lack of respect for people. Unfortunately we had to build up the squad during the ongoing competitions, more than 20 reinforcements were added over the course of the season and creating a great team doesn’t happen overnight.

“It takes time, but what I will take with me from here are the happy moments that I experienced every day with a fantastic group of players who always supported me and were by my side. “I will become another fan of yours be. “I am grateful for the opportunity City Group gave me to wear one of the heaviest jerseys in Brazilian football,” said Paiva.

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