Chivas USA brain trust: From left, Director of Football Paco Palencia, President Dennis Te Klose and new coach Jose Luis Real Casillas explain the club’s direction at a press conference in Carson Thursday where new coach Casilla was introduced to the media (Photo by Staff Photographer Brittany Murray).
The Galaxy and Chivas USA each held press conferences Thursday a few minutes and a couple of miles apart.
Here’s more from the coach from the Chivas USA press release:
“I don’t just arrive to manage the team simply for personal gain, I come on behalf of the institution,” said Real. “This is a huge difference from what’s been done up to this point. We are seeking to achieve a unified system and to integrate [Chivas] Guadalajara’s ideas while always adapting them to the country we live in. The key word is integration, which should not be confused with the notion of doing exactly the same things as they are done in Guadalajara.
“The overall idea will be the same but there will be adaptations to a country that is different. Above everything, we need to implement whatever adaptations with great respect to the League and the country we are working in. I am intrigued and excited about the opportunity to influence, prove and demonstrate to the non-believers that we can accomplish that, [use a unified and integrated idea adapted to this League].”