This team in which he participated Daniel Osorno was the one who played the Semifinal against Pumas. The team gave it to me on December 20 and the tournament started in the first days of January.
My only condition that I put was that the board clean the equipment, same campus that I had directed until September and then Mr. Mario Carrillo arrived.
In the preseason, the team had gone to Acapulco, but had no coach, so the preparation was not good. I asked that only 18 players remain, who had achieved promotion. Later, in the 15 days left to start, the reinforcements could be incorporated.
In the first training sessions, I don’t remember who recommended Daniel to me. He was in the last season on some MLS team, but without activity. Arrived out of rhythm or overweight. It was Osorno, but out of shape.
It was obvious that this could not work, but he really wanted to participate with us. I asked the group of 18 players what their opinion of the player was. Everyone commented that he had to get in physical shape, but that they had no problem with him. Also remember that this team had to score 27 points or more to save themselves from relegation, an almost impossible mission.
When I interviewed Daniel, I let him know about his physical condition and then I told him that I was hiring him per day. He was training and ending the day, I was wondering if he was coming the next day. That way we did it for the first five days. After that time, I told him it would be per week. After two weeks and with the tournament on target, the deal was per month: if he did not respond in the month, he was paid the time and the contract he had with the club was canceled.
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At the end of the season, his participation in all aspects was essential, he was a fundamental piece on and off the court, with his new teammates. I remember a lot about his wife who had a candy factory in Guadalajara and every opportunity he had, he brought us a great endowment of product.
Finishing the tournament and our participation in the league, he received a very good offer from the Atlas, which was the team that made him known. Puebla was saved, Daniel helped us a lot and returned to the team of their loves: we all came out winning in what seemed to have no future. With one contract per day, it was a great opportunity for everyone.
Great person Daniel Osorno.