Mexico City – Mexican Hugo Sanchez, a one-time Real Madrid player, has been named the new coach of Mexico's Pachuca, the team said.
The 53-year-old Sanchez was hired after extensive talks and negotiations, Pachuca chairman Jesus Martinez Patiño said.
Sanchez will be officially presented as the team's new coach at a press conference on Friday.
Sanchez played for Mexico's Pumas UNAM, America, Atlante and Celaya during his career, as as for Dallas FC and San Diego in the United States.
He played for Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in Spain.
Sanchez was a member of Mexico's 1978, 1986 and 1994 World Cup teams.
As a coach, he won two titles with Pumas UNAM. Sanchez also coached Mexico's Necaxa and Spain's Almeria.
Sanchez was coach of the Mexican National Team from February 2007 to March 2008.