Yon de Luisa said goodbye as president of the FMF in the game against Jamaica
Despite rumours circulating that he will remain in his position, AS were told that the game against Jamaica was de Luisa’s last.
As previously reported by AS, Yon de Luisa will not continue as president of the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF), despite some suggestions that the boss may remain in his position at the request of the owners of Liga MX clubs.
A source revealed to AS that De Luisa went to Club América chairman, Emilio Azcárraga, to say goodbye and that the game against Jamaica was his last in charge of the FMF. According to this information, the decision is made and there will be no change.
Over the past few days it was revealed that De Luisa put his resignation on the table to the Mexican sides as he did not agree with some of the management of the Mexican National Team, forcing him to make the decision to step aside and let someone else take over the organisation.
When did Yon de Luisa take the position of president of the FMF?
Yon de Luisa took on the role of president of the Mexican Football Federation on July 25, 2018, just a few days days after their elimination from the World Cup in Russia.
During his time in charge, the Mexican National Team won a Gold Cup and a Bronze Medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, the team also had difficult moments, especially during the previous months, after the disasters of the two sides: the women’s team failed to qualify for the 2023 World Cup and men’s team were knocked out of the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the group stage. On top of this, neither side will compete at the Olympic Games in Paris, which take place in 2024.
Who will take the place of Yon de Luisa in the FMF?
As told by Alejandro Gómez, among the candidates to take the post of President of the FMF is Carlos “La Bomba” Rodríguez, former director of Televisa and Univision. Other options would be Joaquín Balcárcel, a trusted employee of Emilio Azcárraga at Televisa and Club América, as well as the president of Liga MX, Mikel Arriola. Most club presidents and owners do not want to move Arriola from his current position, but on paper he would be one of the stronger candidates.
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