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Sao Paulo FC says Juan Carlos Osorio stepping down to take Mexico job




Mexico has apparently found a new manager, and he has experience coaching all throughout the Americas.

Sao Paulo FC announced in a statement that Juan Carlos Osorio has left the Brazilian club in order to pursue the same position for the Mexican national team.

Club president Carlos Miguel Aidarto confirmed Osorio’s departure and said he would be leading Mexico during the team’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

“I deeply regret Osorio’s decision,” Aidarto said in the statement. “He was doing a good job. I wish him good luck.”

Osorio has managed MLS clubs in the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls, Liga MX side Puebla, Colombian sides Once Caldas and Atletico Nacional, and most recently Brazilian club Sao Paulo.

Osorio will take the reigns from interim manager Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti, who has been standing in the role since Miguel Herrera was fired from his head coaching position at the end of July.

What do you think of Mexico hiring Osorio? How well will he do in charge of El Tri?

Share your thoughts below.


    • Eurosnob,

      It would sidetrack Bob, who wants a high level gig at a club in Europe.

      For BB, Mexico would be “been there done that” and Bob doesn’t have any time to waste.

      He’s not getting any younger.

      • GW, somebody is impersonating me. Little “e”, eurosnob. I am not aware of any interest by Mexico or Costa Rica in BB.

  1. Not sure if this is a good thing for Mexico and or the US, but the one certain thing is, he wont be the coach very long. He does enjoy himself some team jumping. I give him him 13 months, tops.

  2. They could have found similar quality coaches within Mexico. Seems like they are forcing the issue. When he was in Chicago he was known for shuffling his lineups a lot. Fans are probably not going to like that if he continues that trend.

  3. Osorio had a measly 23% winning percentage while coaching the New York Red Bulls, but of course no actually successful MLS coach (Arena, Kreis, Pareja, Vermes, Marsch) is worthy of replacing Klinsmann as US national team coach, right?

    • Bobbb.

      “but of course no actually successful MLS coach (Arena, Kreis, Pareja, Vermes, Marsch) is worthy of replacing Klinsmann as US national team coach, right?”

      Except for Bruce, yes you are right.

      Arena did manage the USMNT but he’d be crazy to leave his cushy gig with LA, especlally at his age.

      Arena, Kreis, Pareja, Vermes, Marsch have never managed a club outside MLS.
      Leaving out Bruce, your four would be in a completely different situation than what they are used to and are proven in.

      Osorio coached Millonarios successfully in Colombia before he coached the Fire and the Red Bull. Then he went back to Colombia and Once Cladas and led them succesfully. In fact he was hired to manage Honduras but Once Cladas would not let him go. He then went to Liga MX, back to Colombia and then to Brazil, all successful club stints. And those clubs were arguably a higher level than MLS.

      In othe words, like Bob Bradley who led the Fire, the Metro Stars , the US, Egypt and now Staebek, Osorio has a lot more proven experience than Kreis, Pareja, Vermes, and Marsch.


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