Tuca Ferretti would take Alan Pulido back at Tigres UANL
Mexico coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti said on Monday that he would accept Alan Pulido back at Tigres UANL, the Liga MX side he coaches, if the club president mandated him to do so.
The Court for Arbitration of Sport, CAS, ruled on Monday that Pulido is under contract to Tigres until June of 2016.
CAS also ruled that it would notify FIFA "to take pertinent measures regarding the provisional transfer to play in a European club that was authorised."
Pulido's case began after the 2014 World Cup when he questioned the validity of his contract with Tigres and argued that he was a free agent and could thus sign for a club in Europe.
Tigres were adamant that Pulido had put pen to paper on an extension through 2016. The Mexican federation ruled in favour of the club, and Pulido has twice failed in appeals to CAS.
During the dispute, Pulido was granted a provisional transfer from FIFA and suited up six times for Greek side Levadiakos, scoring once. This past July, Olympiakos announced that they had signed the 24-year-old from Levadiakos.
Chivas Guadalajara claimed over the summer draft that they had acquired 50 percent of the player's rights in the event that Tigres won the case, stating that they planned to negotiate for Pulido. However, the ruling came down too late for Chivas to consider Pulido for Apertura 2015.
On Monday, Ferretti said that the CAS verdict was exactly what he anticipated.
"I didn't expected it to turn out any other way," Ferretti said. "It had to be in favor of Tigres because Tigres was right about everything. He has a contract. They [CAS] could not have decided this case any differently."
Ferretti said it was regrettable that there are clubs who enter into contracts without investigating the contractual status of the players.
"Maybe you all were confused by the tales of other people," Ferretti admonished reporters. "There was too much talk."
He said he would be happy to take Pulido back.
"I am a soldier and if my president says that he trains with us because he has a contract, I will train him. I trained him for three years, why not now?"