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Pachuca part ways with Pako Ayestaran following América defeat

Ayestaran became the first coach fired in the 2019 Liga MX Clausura

Pachuca v Querétaro - Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.