Mexican club Chivas has hired Ignacio Ambriz as its new coach, replacing Fernando Quirarte who resigned on Saturday after the club's third straight defeat to open the Clausura season.

Ambriz coached Mexican club San Luis until last year, and was an assistant for Javier Aguirre at Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Aguirre went on to coach Mexico in the 2010 World Cup. He was fired late last year as coach of Spanish side Zaragoza.

Chivas has won the most Mexican league titles with 11, but it has never before started a season with three straight losses.