Juan Carlos Osorio wants to return as Mexico coach after Gerardo Martino exit

Speaking on ESPN, former coach Juan Carlos Osorio has stated that he’s interested in returning as Mexico manager after El Tri’s early World Cup exit in Qatar and the subsequent departure of Gerardo Martino. When asked if he would take the role, Osorio said:

“Yes sir! I believe that Mexico is a big football nation and the Mexican national team is a great team to lead. Not only for me but even more so for all the Mexican coaches, such as Hugo Sánchez, who should aspire to the job and should have the goal of directing this great team.”

Hugo Sánchez, a former Real Madrid striker and Mexican footballing great, now a Mexican TV pundit, hasn’t coached at senior level since leaving Pachuca in 2012 but is one of many Mexican coaches that Osorio, a Colombian, urged the Mexican FA to invest in for the future.

Following Argentine coach Gerardo Martino’s departure after the 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia at the World Cup in Qatar, which wasn’t enough to see Mexico qualify for the last 16, and Osorio’s last spell in charge which ended in 2018, the Mexico national team hasn’t had a Mexican coach since 2015. Now, the search is on for a new manager.


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