Piojo’s passion: Miguel Herrera sets Liga MX expulsion record with 48th red card

The Xolos de Tijuana coach seems not to have put aside his altered temperament, which continues to affect his permanence in each of the matches he plays in the Mexican league.

Xolos de Tijuana head coach Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera has not let go of his out-of-control temper despite assuring everyone to work more on his self-control following his departure from Tigres de la UANL. However, the coach continues to eutrophically demonstrate events with which he disagrees.

The most recent display of anger was made last Friday in the match corresponding to Day 14 of the Clausura 2023 Liga MX tournament against Querétaro’s Gallos Bancos, a match in which the coach strongly complained to the referee and ended up receiving a red card that expelled him from the match.

The interesting thing about this fact is that with this expulsion, the Xolos coach reached 48 red cards in his career in Mexican football, which allowed him to break the record for the coach with the most expulsions in the history of Liga MX.

Miguel Herrera has coached Atlante, Club América Águilas, Rayados de Monterrey, Tecos, the Mexican National Team, Tigres, and currently, Xolos de Tijuana; in all these teams he has been sent off at least once, which makes him the most hated coach by the refereeing body of the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF).

These types of acts have marked him throughout his career because, as a player, he also received a total of 21 red cards that kept him suspended for 54 matches as a professional player.

The team with which he received the fewest red cards was precisely Tigres de la UANL when he was sent off just once in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Clausura 2022 tournament against La Máquina de Cruz Azul; this occurred when he complained to Fernando Hernández precisely for sending off Nico López.