GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Less than a week after the controversial firing of brothers Nestor and Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre, Chivas Guadalajara, the most successful club in Liga MX history has announced the hiring of Adolfo Rios as the next sporting director of the team.

Much like a Shakespearean play, the drama surround the team has been off the charts as owner Jorge Vergara has completely overhauled the team in the past week.  First came the firing of manager Chepo de la Torre, who was replaced by Argentine coach Matias Almeyda. Then, just days later, Nestor de la Torre was sacked as team president and replaced today by Rios.

The moves by Vergara have not gone unnoticed, as fans of the team are outraged at the departure of the de la Torre brothers and the hiring of the inexperienced Almeyda. The Rios hire is interesting, as the goalkeeper is a Mexican legend, however, he had a less than stellar run as president of Queteraro when he was fired after just two seasons.

Latin Times sat down with Adolfo Rios in January to talk Mexican soccer and his soccer clinics throughout Mexico and the United States. At that time, despite his busy schedule, you could see that he was anxious to get back into the sport on an every day basis.

Rios was the goalkeeper for El Tri from 1988-2003 and has played for Pumas, Veracruz, Necaxa and Club America in his illustrious playing career.