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Ignacio Ambriz out as Club America manager

MLS: Club America at San Jose Earthquakes Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Club America have confirmed that Ignacio Ambriz has left the club after more than a year in charge of Las Aguilas.

Ambriz’s exit comes after Club America suffered a 2-0 defeat to Leon at the Estadio Azteca on Saturday.

The 51-year-old Mexican manager has been under pressure all season, with growing concerns over negative results and the club’s style of play.

Under Ambriz, success in the CONCACAF Champions League has been the only consolation in recent years for a club that is used to challenging for the Liga MX title every year.

Ambriz took charge of Las Aguilas in May of 2015 after spending two years at Queretaro.

America are now expected to name a new manager later this week. Israel Hernandez and Raul Rodrigo Lara will take over the team as interim managers for Tuesday’s game against Necaxa. America’s busy week ends on Saturday when they host local rivals Pumas UNAM at the Estadio Azteca.