Puebla appoints Eduardo Arce as new coach, before 2023 Liga MX Clausura.
Arce replaces Nicolas L’Arcamone, who announced his shock resignation in early November after two years with the club. The former manager explained that Puebla needed to be led by “someone with renewed energy and maximum motivation”.
Arce will now be in charge of La Franja, taking over the position after serving as Larcamon’s technical assistant since the 2021 Clausura tournament. He also previously led the Puebla U-17 team to cup victory, making him an important part of the institution.
“These colors have been a part of my life for years. I have seen the club grow and the club has allowed me to do so too. Together with many others, we have strengthened Puebla’s identity. I am honored to be living this stage,” said Arce.
“It is time to continue consolidating what we have achieved together. We will remain committed to discussing where we have gained. This identity is not for negotiation.”
Puebla concluded the 2022 Apertura in 8th place with 22 points in 17 games, scoring 4W-3L-10D before reaching the playoffs. In Liguilla, the team suffered an embarrassing, historic 11-2 defeat to Club America, which threw many aspects of the team into perspective.
Arce will now have weeks to prepare before leading Puebla to its first match of the 2023 Clausura tournament on January 9.