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What was football like when ‘Tuca’ Ferretti arrived at Tigres?

The coach is close to finishing his third stage at the head of the university team, which he turned into one of the most winning teams in Mexico

The story of Tuca Ferretti as a technician Tigers this close to reaching its end After 11 years at the helm of the team, which became one of the most important clubs in Mexico in the last decade by reaching seven titles in the Liga MX –five of them with Ferretti in front – and his first international championship with the CONCACAF Champions League.

Over the years Ferretti He was placing his name in the history books of the Monterrey team, which had a before and after since the arrival of the Brazilian helmsman at the institution.

Therefore, in ESPN Digital We remind you what was the panorama that was lived in soccer at a national and international level at the time it arrived Tuca Ferretti for his third stage at the head of the San Nicolás team in 2010.

Monterrey dominated the north

The most important rivalry that the Tigers It is against Monterrey, a team that for several years they viewed with suspicion due to the titles they have won over the last two decades.

While those of the UANL added just two championships, Rayados was obtaining his fourth title of Liga MX and they were preparing to put their name internationally with the CONCACAF Champions League.


29-year drought Tigers

The Monterrey team has been a team with capital due to the support of CEMEX, but despite this at the sporting level they did not achieve the desired results and since they returned to the top circuit they had suffered two painful defeats in the finals played against Pachuca, achieving that their drought lasted for almost three decades.


Chivas the winner of the Liga MX

At the time that Ricardo Ferretti came to his position as a strategist for Tigers, in Mexican soccer the Chivas dominated, which at that time had 11 league titles and their rivalry against America was increasing, since the Coapa team added 10 home titles.


Javier Aguirre coach of the Mexican National Team

The Mexican coach had to once again become the “fireman” of a Tri that seemed destined not to attend the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The ‘Vasco’ returned to the national team to help them qualify and attend their second World Cup at the head of the selection.


Chicharito scorer

The name that was rising like foam in Mexico was that of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, who between 2009 and 2010 gave something to talk about with his performances with Chivas and his scoring ability that led him to sign with Manchester United before be held the World Cup. In addition, having added his first and only scoring title in the First Division.


Lionel Messi wins second Ballon d’Or

The Argentine star was preparing to surprise the world with the conquest of his second Ballon d’Or and with it begin to mark a rivalry with the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who in 2008 won his first award given by FIFA and was surpassed by the South American forward.


Spain dominates Europe

The National Team led by Vicente del Bosque – current Euro champion – reached the World Cup as the main candidate to win the title, despite the fact that a year earlier they had not won the Confederations Cup. Despite this, La Roja’s golden generation prevailed on the court and won the first world championship.


Barcelona falls in love with the Tiki-Taka

Pep Guardiola was considered one of the coaches who revolutionized football with the style of play that led Barcelona to glory and in that year the culé team had already achieved a Champions League. Guardiola perfected the bases that Johan Cruyff implanted in the club in the first part of the 90s and in his style of play he was the creator of the nine and a half.


André-Pierre Gignac played a World Cup against Mexico

The French striker played for Toulouse in Ligue 1 and was preparing to be one of those called up by France for the World Cup, where he would lose against Mexico in the Group Stage. The forward had no knowledge of what Aztec football was and he did not know anything about the Tigers, a team that he joined several years later to become the club’s historic scorer.


Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland were in primary school

In the last two years, names such as the French Kylian Mbappé and the Norwegian Erling Haaland began to emerge, who have given something to talk about in this edition of the Champions League due to their great scoring performance, however, for the spring of 2010 the figures today were far from imagining the impact they had.

Mbappé was barely 12 years old and at the time Ferretti came to Tigers, Haaland was in elementary school when he was just 9 years old.

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