Arturo Elías Ayub has gained exponential fame thanks to his participation in the show Shark Tank Mexico, in which it is one of the sharks preferred by entrepreneurs. However, in addition to having been in business for many years, his name gained significant strength in the media after his emergence as president of the Pumas of the UNAM.
At the beginning of the century, Ayub completely modified the structure of the Auriazules to form a team that would fight for titles and completely forget about the low positions at the bottom of the classification. The results speak for themselves: with the tutelage of the tycoon, Cougars got the two-time championship of tournaments Closing and Opening 2004.
But it was not easy to get there. Before, a lot of stone had to be crushed to achieve institutional success. On his arrival in Pumas, Ayub received a particular joke from Jorge Campos, emblem of the university cadre and personal friend of Arturo. This is how the businessman told it in the program Chatting with Alazraki of the Chanel Atypical See You.
Carlos Slim’s son-in-law commented that Campos was his only friend in the soccer environment. “When I arrived in Pumas, I was not a soccer person. My only friend in soccer was Jorge Campos. The day he arrived, he was a doorman, he sent for him and I said: ‘Let’s see, black. What do we do? Because I want to be a champion. Tell me what I have to do, ‘”he recalled. Shark.
The response of Immortal it was comical, but accurate. “And do you know what he answered? Tells me: ‘Brother, we have to get to the league and then win four flown? ‘. I say: ‘Güey, is your secret recipe that?’ That was the secret recipe of the Brody. And it’s true: the moment you enter the Liguilla, everyone has the same possibilities ”, Ayub accepted.
The businessman, who was also involved with Pachuca Group, opined that from a financial point of view short tournaments they are extremely profitable. With two finals windows, revenue increases for all teams involved. Thus, the Liguillas have been definitively established as the competition system of the Liga MX.
Cougars lived one of the best times of its history during the management of Ayub of the 2000 to 2005. In the first final, the university team won the championship at the expense of the Chivas in a memorable shootout. Rafael Medina, side of Flock, missed his shot and led to the fourth star for Universidad Nacional. That title was the first of Hugo Sanchez as technical director.
The two-time championship came in December of that year against Rayados from Monterrey. The Sultana team was led by a young coach named Miguel Louse Herrera, which already gave samples of the offensive football that has characterized him in almost all his teams. A bomb from outside the area by Francisco Kikin Fonseca embroidered the fifth in the university shield. Until 2014, Pumas was the only team to be two-time champion in short tournaments. Lion he equaled that honor, precisely also with Arturo on the board.
In addition to that distinguished double championship, Pumas made history by beating the Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu Trophy. The whites played with all their stars, among which stood out Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham. Those from Pedregal, with a powerful shot from Israel Castro, beat Madrid and made the Olympic return in the merengue patio.
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