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Toluca hire Jose Cardozo to replace Enrique Meza as manager

Jose Cardozo is back at Toluca, this time as manager.

Toluca have brought club legend Jose Cardozo back into the fold as their new manager, replacing the recently departed Enrique Meza. At the very least, the Paraguayan will excite a fan base who will be happy to see the club's all-time leading goalscorer return.

Meza was hired a year ago and had an immediate impact at Toluca, leading them to the top of the table in the Apertura and the Liguilla final, but the Clauaura didn't go nearly as well. Their defense faltered and Luis Tejada fell off, taking the attack with him as they slumped to a disappointing 13th place finish. Unfortunately for the Diablos Rojos, they didn't have success in any other competition either, going out in the group stage of Copa Libertadores as well.

Now Meza is out and the man who scored 249 goals in 10 years with Toluca is in. Cardozo had a short stint managing Olimpia and spent eight months at Queretaro in 2011-12, where he finished eighth and qualified for the Liguilla in his first tournament before leaving the club the next tournament with the club languishing near the bottom of the table.