The Mexican national team has hired Sven Goran Eriksson as its new head coach, a hire that isn’t likely to go over well with some national team players, but one Mexican fans will surely accept once the Swede starts winning.
Count me among the masses who didn’t think this odd marriage would actually happen, but it’s here now and while English fans might disagree, Eriksson is a good manager. I would also argue that Mexico has one of the better collections of young talent in the world and the right manager could just help Mexico break its stretch of World Cup second round exits.
Do I think it will work? I don’t think Sven looks good in green, or a sombrero (only Bruce Arena can pull that off), but I do think Sven can integrate the young players with the veterans and get the team ready for 2010. Bob Bradley will have his work cut out for him in 2009 when the Hex comes around.
So what do you think of the hire? Is it doomed to fail? Will Sven be able to keep his hands off FMF secretaries? Will Hugo Sanchez emerge from a back room with a steel chair and Mexican flag and assault Sven for not being Mexican? Will a gringo lead Mexico to the 2010 World Cup title?
Share your thoughts below.