Pachuca have officially parted ways with Pako Ayestaran after seven months in charge with Los Tuzos, with the former Valencia manager receiving his marching orders following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Club América.
COMUNICADO OFICIAL.— Club Pachuca (@Tuzos) January 20, 2019
Por este medio anunciamos que el Profesor @PakoAyestaran ha dejado de ser el técnico de nuestra institución.
Le deseamos mucho éxito en sus próximos proyectos. pic.twitter.com/K6ZpM8a7Up
Ayestaran was announced as Pachuca manager before the start of the 2018 Liga MX Apertura, but failed to make the Liguilla in his only full season with the club.
The 3-0 defeat to América meant the end for Ayestaran following mixed results in the first three games of the season. Ayestaran and Pachuca started the campaign with an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Monterrey but bounced back with a convincing 3-0 win over Querétaro in Week 2.
Three weeks into the season and one coach is already gone.— FMF State of Mind (@FMFSoM) January 20, 2019
Pachuca announces Pako Ayestaran has been dismissed as head coach. ❌
Leaves with a record of 7 wins, 6 draws, and 7 losses in league play.
Fair or not? #ligamxeng https://t.co/8BsyUia13o
There is still no word on who will take over the team on either an interim or permanent basis, though Pachuca do have a midweek game coming up against Xolos de Tijuana in Copa MX.
Ayestaran had previously coached Estudiantes Tecos and Santos Laguna in Mexico.