Chivas will aim to lure top Mexican soccer players home from Europe as the club gears up for next season, coach John van't Schip said.
"I need experienced reinforcements who help win more games. Anyone with a Mexican passport can come to Chivas," he said after his Guadalajara side was eliminated from the Liga Mx playoffs.
Van't Schip, who said he has no plans to step down, acknowledged it won't be easy to convince Mexicans who are having success in Europe, such as Giovanni dos Santos and Francisco Javier Rodriguez, to return to the Aztec nation.
But Chivas's young players, according to the Dutchman, "will only be able to improve when they have players with more experience around."
His compatriot Johan Cruyff, who is the head of soccer operations at Chivas, engineered several big signings ahead of the season that just ended.
While Chivas was plagued by inconsistency, the squad achieved a significant advance over last season by making the playoffs, Van't Schip said.
The team will take a two-week break before beginning preparation for the Clausura 2013 season, which begins in January. EFE