ESPN reviews the sporting merits of each of the coaches that Mexico could consider to face the process towards 2026
With the unknown about the future of the bench of the Mexican team For the next World Cup cycle, there are already names that can take the challenge, but first they must show their credentials before the Mexican Soccer Federation.
For that reason, in ESPN We present you the sports merits that potential candidates have to take over the controls of the Tricolor at the exit of Gerardo Martino.
The ‘Piojo’ is the Mexican coach who sounds to be the natural relief of Martino and complete the cycle that he left unfinished after Brazil 2014. In his years as a strategist, herrera add four titles with clubs and one with Tricolor.
With the America he won the Clausura 2013 and the Apertura 2018, as well as an MX Cup and a Champion of Champions. Meanwhile, with the national team he won the 2015 Gold Cup. “Piojo” has established himself as a renowned coach in Mexico, this despite the fact that he was not successful with Tecos, Veracruz, Monterrey and Xolos.
Champion with three of the five teams he has led, the Uruguayan leads the Pachuca and is the current champion in the MX League. Almada He was champion with River Plate from Uruguay in 2012, with Barcelona from Ecuador in 2016 and the Tuzos in this Apertura 2022.
The South American arrived in Mexico in the Clausura 2019 and since then knows perfectly the competition system and the handling of the national team.
A proven helmsman in many latitudes and winner of the UEFA Europa League in 2020 with the Seville. In addition, he adds two more titles with the minor divisions of the Spanish team. He has knowledge of and a link with national football thanks to the fact that he led in the Porto Héctor Herrera, Diego Reyes, Raúl Gudiño and Miguel Layún, as well as Jesus Manuel ‘Tecatitio’ Corona He had it with the Portuguese team and in Seville.
The ‘Tiger’ has been leading teams on the continent for more than 20 years and world stars have paraded through his teams. Since 2015, gareca is the selector of Peru and elements like Pedro Aquino, Edison Flores or Yoshimar Yotún, who have passed through Liga MX and can tell you about the atmosphere that exists in Mexican soccer.
In addition, he was champion of the First National B and Conmebol Cup with Talleres in 1998, with Universitario de Deportes in the 2008 Apertura in Peru, in addition to adding four First Division titles with Vélez Sarsfield between 2009 and 2013.
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The only title that the Portuguese strategist who currently leads Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia has, is the EFL Championship, which he won in 2017-18 with the wolverhamptonwhich meant the promotion to the premier league with the English team.
In the end, he asked for the signing of Raul Jimenez and the Aztec striker is the link he has with Mexican soccer, because thanks to the national ‘9’ he can know about the operation of the MX League and the national team.
The Argentine only boasts three titles, the same ones that were with him psgone was the French Super Cup, another the French Cup and one more in Ligue 1. They all got them between 2020 and 2022. Pochettino met Héctor Moreno at Espanyol de Barcelona, when he managed it from 2011 to 2013, so the defender from Monterey It can be your link with national soccer.
The current coach of Ecuador He has been a coach since 1992 and has directed important clubs such as Rosario Central, San Lorenzo or Boca Juniorswhile his only international experience was with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli.
He was champion of the Argentine Primera B Nacional with Olimpo, while he won the Clausura 2012, the Argentine Cup and the Argentine Super Cup with Arsenal, while he gave a Super Cup to Boca Juniors in 2018. At the international level, he has the Cup Sudamericana of 2007, the same one that he achieved with Arsenal.