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Who could replace Mexico’s head coach Gerardo Martino?

The Mexican Soccer Federation appears to be contemplating whether or not the time has come to part ways with the Argentine manager after a string of poor results over the last two years.

Update:
The Mexican Soccer Federation is contemplating parting ways with the Argentine manager due to the poor results in the last two years.
Max SimbronEFE

After a 3-0 loss to Uruguay, speculation surrounding the future of Mexico’s head coach Gerardo Martino is now truly intense. Is the Argentine the right man for the job with the World Cup five months away. El Tri has been playing against top tier opponents in an effort to prepare in the best way possible before making the trip to Qatar in November.

Mexico will return to action on Sunday in a friendly against Ecuador and the federation will be hoping that Martino can get it right and in so doing stake his claim. Replacing the coach so close to the tournament would be less than ideal at this point. With that said one has to imagine that with another loss Martino could well be out the door once the FIFA international break comes to an end.

Pachuca’s head coach could be a real option

The Mexican soccer federation has confirmed that Gerardo Martino will be the head coach no matter what happens in the preparation games before the World Cup, but the reality is that they are already working on a short list in case the negative results continue. In that list of possible replacements is Guillermo Almada from Pachuca and he confirmed the news.

It is a great honor that the Mexican national team, because they already talked to me, are aware of my work and are interested in taking over after the process of Gerardo Martino concludes. There are two or three other names on that list but it is an honor that they have me in mind,” said Almada.

The Mexican Soccer Federation wants Martino to complete his time and name his replacement when the 2022 World Cup is over, but the reality is that Gerardo Martino is running out of time. The need for positive results has become paramount such that if he doesn’t start winning soon, his time could come to an end quicker than he might think. The upcoming friendly against Ecuador will be a good test for him and this will mark Mexico’s 100th game playing in different stadiums in the United States.

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