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Piojo knocks out his Mexico NT career; who will manage next?

By Andy Lara - Oklahoma City, OK - The Aztec Warriors  - twitter @kookylara

We were in the midst of a hectic June/July months as everyone speculated how and when Piojo Herrera would receive the ax. Many speculated it would rise from a string of bad results while others felt that regardless of trophies acquired the personal controversies Piojo had caused during June would mean his demise. Fortunately he proved many wrong as Mexico tripped into the finals and won the Gold Cup trophy. But besides the mild success of a weak gold cup run, the results weren't there. We saw Piojo do this as a player with Atlante and with the Mexico National Team. Once it caused him heavy fines while the latter time it caused him to not make the final cut for the '94 World Cup. 

Ricardo Pelaez had essentially tamed Piojo at both Club America and afterwards following Piojo for a temp job at the 2014 FIFA world cup. The results were good, the chemistry was great and the national team looked excellent. Pelaez would then return to America to boss the squad to a record title, while Piojo gained some freedom and with that freedom he gained a broad marketing spectrum. Piojo literally allowed anyone to interview him and he made hundreds of appearances with whatever product or company required his apperance. The man forgot what his purpose was as the head coach. 

Cristian Martinoli is known for highly sarcastic and comical commentary which is highly regarded in Mexico and even in the US. The fellas at TV Azteca have great chemistry with Luis Garcia PostigoCristian Martinoli and Jorge Campos whom bring dull matches to life with their hilarious commentary. Unfortunately Piojo must not understand this as he threatened Martinoli after his remarks following the Copa America elimination. He promised retribution and us as fans hoped it would be with results. Far from the truth Mexico's form with team A also dipped to a 2013 low. Only mere hours after winning the Gold Cup, Piojo would encounter Martinoli and sucker punched him. News slammed hard and the guild of owners had enough of the antics. Piojo must be sacked. Now at the eve of the news becoming official its time to look over the options for the new boss. 

Tuca Ferretti

Old school styled manager who is the meanest guy in practice but also someone who is super charismatic with his players off the field. His run of success is solid with 3 titles and never having been sacked from any management position. He is very close to winning Copa Libertadores with Tigres surely the "felino" fans would be happy to see Tuca make the jump to international football. 

Tomas Boy

Boy is no stranger to leading a Mexico national team doing so at the 1986 FIFA world cup as the team captain. "El Jefe" is a calm and collected coach who has a great tactical system and he just so happens to be available to take the managing position. Do not be surprised if you see him announced in the coming days. 

Gustavo Matosas

Back to back champion at Leon with a short stint at Club America that was solid, Gus' name has been trending on the web to take over the realms of the Mexico NT. Although unlikely to take over after joinng Atlas a few months ago, it would be nice to see a refreshing change away from a domestic coach. 


Very unfortunate as the team

Very unfortunate as the team will now have to learn a different system, coaching style and possibly have more veteran players coming back which would hinder the growth of some of the youth that have been given a chance to be amongst the starting XI.

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