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Miguel Herrera named Mexico national team coach


Aug 14, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Soccer fans cheer during the second half of the Ivory Coast vs. Mexico match at Metlife Stadium. Mexico won the match 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After the disappointing World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica, the Mexico Football Federation has announced that Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera has been tabbled as the new coach for Mexico’s national teamto replace Victor Manuel Vucetich.

Herrara, who is also the head coach of Club America, becomes the fourth head coach of El Tri in three months.

“I have achieved the unconditional support from all the club owners to back Miguel Herrera so that he gets us qualified,” said federation president Justino Compean in a statement on Friday. “I am grateful to Club America for loaning us their entire technical staff for this important test. We have 180 minutes left.

“We are in our perfect right to terminate the contract of Mr. Vucetich. We must be clear, we didn’t qualify for the [international] playoff. We were qualified [by the U.S.].”

The United States bailed out the Mexican squad with their stoppage time win over Panama, but now it is all in El Tri’s hands.

If they can take down New Zealand in the playoff. they will qualify for the 2014 World Cup where we all expected them to be.

While there is a new coach, there is no word on whether these will be the team’s new jerseys:


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