Club America coach Miguel Herrera not interested in MLS, only Europe

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Club America head coach Miguel Herrera put pen to paper on a four-year contract extension this week and won't be considering taking over a MLS club while he is at Las Aguilas.

Herrera's name has been linked with regularity to MLS and the former Mexico manager has praised the league, but the 52-year-old is eyeing a long stay at Club America, unless a good offer from Europe comes in.

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"I wouldn't think of MLS while I'm at America," Herrera told ESPN's Radio Formula. "Honestly, [teams in] MLS have asked about me, but I've said no.

"It is a growing league, it is very solid, very strong and a great opportunity, but if I am going to leave I believe that it would be to Europe," he continued. "If not, I'll stay at America."

America would let Herrera leave if a good offer from Europe came in, he said, with club owner Emilio Azcarraga giving him his word.

"He told me: 'If there is a project that opens up, that makes you grow, it would be silly to waste important opportunities like those you have right now in Mexico,'" said Herrera. "He said: 'I'll be the first one to support you.'"

Herrera has rebuilt his club career since getting fired from the Mexican national team after swinging a punch at a TV commentator the morning after winning the 2015 Gold Cup in Philadelphia.

"El Piojo" returned with Club Tijuana and guided the team to back-to-back first place regular season finishes in the 2016 Apertura and 2017 Clausura, before taking over Club America in the summer of 2017.

Herrera has since guided Las Aguilas to three Liga MX semifinals, one runner-up spot and lifted the 2018 Apertura.