As reported by Mexican outlet Record, Mexico national team coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino will not continue in his role after the World Cup finals in Qatar this winter.
The outlet had reported in July that this was likely to be the case with Martino wanting to return to his native Argentina to spend more time with his family, especially his granddaughter who is only a few months old.
However, the Mexican federation had been interested in discussing a contract extension with Martino but they have now lost interest in doing so due to Mexico’s poor performances at the World Cup so far where El Tri have failed to score in only taking one point from their opening two games. As a result, Mexico’s streak of making the last 16 at every World Cup since 1986 is in danger of ending
The original plan for Martino’s tenure had been to complete the cycle for this World Cup before looking to extend up to the 2026 tournament, when Mexico will co-host with Canada and the USA. This idea, however, has now been rejected by both coach and federation and the Mexican FA will start looking for Martino’s replacement after the tournament.
Mexico must beat Saudi Arabia in their last Group C game on Wednesday to have any chance of making the second round.