The 54-year-old returns to the border town after leading before Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos abbreviated) from 2015-2017, where he led them to the top of the table in the Apertura 2016 and Clausura 2017 seasons.
Having extensive experience in Liga MX, Herrera previously coached Atlante (2002-04, 2011), Monterrey (2004-07), Veracruz (2008), Tecos (2008-10), American Club (2012-13, 2017-20), and most recently tiger (2021-22).
In his first stint with Club America, the fiery and feisty manager made headlines not only for winning the trophy at Clausura 2013 but also for his GIF-able stage celebration.
Herrera was hired to lead the Mexican men’s national team in the same year, later helping them qualify for the 2014 World Cup and win the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup title. The Mexican soccer team (FMF) fired after an alleged altercation with a journalist at the Philadelphia airport.
He was supposed to return as Mexico coach before the former Tigres coach Diego Cocca. revealed as successor to Gerardo “Tata” Martino on Friday.
Now at Club Tijuana, Herrera will be looking to recreate the magic that brought them to the top seed spot consecutively in 2016 and 2017.
Xolos currently champion in Clausura 2023 with a record of 0W-4D-1L. Former manager Ricardo Valiño was sacked last week with the team finishing 15th in the 2022 Apertura season after a lousy start to 2023.