Former Chicago Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos is leaving Querétaro F.C. His resignation as technical director of the Gallos Blancos de Querétaro became public on Sept. 4, and on Sept. 5, he revealed that he met with the team managers to plan for the future. Although his style was not a good fit for MLS, it seems that Cobos continues to struggle in other leagues too.
Carlos de los Cobos Resigns from Querétaro F.C.
Citing Querétaro's poor performance under his direction, Carlos de los Cobos has submitted a resignation that has been accepted by the team. Querétaro F.C. has a current record of 0-1-6 with Cobos and has reached a total of 30 loses in the Apertura. The Mexican club is now facing the possibility of relegation.
The struggles of Carlos de los Cobos with Querétaro F.C. mirror some of his problems with the Chicago Fire. He officially left Chicago in May 2011 after a string of losses and ties that pushed the team further down in the Eastern Conference. Many of his ideas clashed with the MLS style, and his stubborn nature prevented him from adjusting.
Carlos de los Cobos' also faced difficulties as he searched for a new job after the Chicago Fire dismissal. His attempt to join Costa Rica's national team, La Sele, failed. Unfortunately, Cobos has not been able to revive the Gallos Blancos de Querétaro and has found himself in a similar position.
Carlos de los Cobos Explains His Resignation
Although Querétaro's poor record does not require an explanation, Carlos de los Cobos has provided his reasons for the team's failures. Echoing some of his remarks about the Chicago Fire in 2011, Cobos has refused to blame the players for Querétaro's problems. He mentioned that the players have been dedicated. Instead, he has attempted to explain the difficulties of working with a team he did not assemble. Cobos pointed out, "El primer error y que me marcó como director técnico de este equipo es haber aceptado dirigir un equipo que yo no diseñé. [The first mistake that marked me as technical director of this team is agreeing to lead a team that I did not design.]" It seems that Carlos de los Cobos is still struggling to find the perfect team for his talents.
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