The decision looks set to be made and it is likely that Juan Carlos Osorio will not be renewing as Mexico’s head coach for another four years. It is said that the Mexican Federation tried their best in renewing Osorio for another four years, but it looks as if Osorio would like to try his luck elsewhere. Osorio is hopeful that he is able to take the role as Colombia’s coach if current coach, Jose Pekerman, decides to take charge of the Argentina national team, as rumors start to grow of Pekerman’s arrival in Argentina. Now without a head coach, the Mexican Federation is set to look for a new coach that can lead them to Qatar 2022.
The most sought after man that everyone in Mexico want’s as the national team’s new head coach is Ricardo Ferretti. With consistent results and always winning titles with every team he coaches, Ferretti is the man that is ideal for this job. Since day one as a coach in Mexico, he has never taken a sabbatical and has consistently coached through the years. The only stint Ferretti has had as a Mexico coach was his time as interim coach when he faced the USA on a playoff match to decide who gets to go to the 2017 Confederations Cup.
As much as the Mexican Federation would love to hire Ferretti, he has publicly stated that he does not wish to coach the national team. The reason for this is that he believes the Mexican national team is being managed by interest that are anything but sporting ones. Ferretti has also talked about this disinterest many times that now seems as if the Mexican Federation has been listening.
It is said that they are willing to offer Ferretti entire liberty in decision making the national team has to make. This includes which teams they will face off in friendly matches, which players he is able to choose, and maybe even which competitions to play in such as the Copa America. This is a very tempting offer that will surely make Ferretti think twice about taking up this job or letting it pass once again.
If Ferretti decides to be Mexico’s new head coach, it will be a great signing. The only downside to this fact may be Ferretti’s lack of playing new young talent. This will probably be a problem since Mexico will be going through a generation switch and the Mexico team that is going to Qatar 2022 will be mostly made up of young talent. Aside from this, Ferretti’s success in Mexico and multiple championships won with Guadalajara, Toluca, UNAM, and Tigres speak for themselves. Ferretti is more than capable in managing the national team and his style of play is consistent along with his ability to stay with teams for long periods of time, meaning he can plan out projects and consistently give his teams a fresh breath of air.
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