Gerardo Martino and his staff cost Mexican FA €15m

As reported by Record, the Mexican football federation spent €15m on the salaries of now former manager Gerardo Martino and his coaching staff over the four years leading up to the World Cup.

Despite that high figure used to pay Martino and his team, which amounts to 300 million Mexican pesos, saw Mexico end with their worst performance at a World Cup since 1982, when they failed to qualify for the tournament in Spain. Having made the quarter-finals on home soil in 1986, El Tri have made the second round at every tournament since.

Having taken over in 2018, Martino’s €3m yearly salary made him the joint fifth-highest paid coach in Qatar, level with Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal and above the likes of Portugal’s Fernando Santos, Argentina’s Lionel Scaloni and Spain’s Luis Enrique. German coach Hansi Flick, whose team also exited at the group stage, was the tournament’s highest-paid coach with a €7m yearly wage.


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