Club León, 2018-2021
When my playing career was coming to an end, I wanted to become a sporting director.
I was interested in getting a better understanding of how directors and club owners think.
Near the end of my last season as a player with Necaxa, I got a call from Javier Aguirre (below) to see if I would be interested in helping him with the Mexico national team.
My background as a midfielder, where you are always trying to bring order to the team, had helped me develop a commanding voice on the pitch. Coaches would give instructions to me to communicate to my teammates.
I went to talk to Javier and we had a discussion. “Forget about playing once and for all, and just come and help me with the national team,” was the first thing he said.
But I couldn’t get my head round that idea just yet . . .