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Juan Carlos Osorio will not return as Mexico National Team manager


Juan Carlos Osorio’s time as Mexico National Team manager has come to an end.

The Mexican Federation (FMF) announced on Friday that the 56-year-old will not be returning to his position after much speculation regarding his future. Osorio led El Tri to a place in this summer’s World Cup in Russia but crashed out at the Round of 16 to Brazil.

Osorio was offered a new deal after this summer’s tournament, according to Goal, but the Colombian eventually turned it down. He has also been linked with a move to the U.S. Men’s National Team but no official approach by the U.S. Soccer Federation has been reported.

El Tri had a record of 33-9-10 under Osorio who took over as manager in 2015 from Brazilian outfit Sao Paolo.

“I’m using this message to send my sincerest thanks to Mexico fans, to the Mexican federation, to the employees in the high-performance center and, especially, to all the players with whom I had the privilege to work with during this period as head coach of the Mexican National Team, a job I carried out with commitment, passion, and pride,” Osorio said in a statement released by the FMF.

Mexico’s 1-0 group stage win over defending World Cup champs Germany in Russia this summer was one of Osorio’s greatest results as manager. However, the Colombian also saw some lows with the 7-0 defeat to Chile at the 2016 Copa America Centenario being the lowest.

Former Guadalajara manager Matias Almeyda and current Club America boss Miguel Herrera are two names mentioned as possible replacements for Osorio.

Mexico’s next matches come this September against Uruguay on the seventh in Houston before facing the United States four days later in Nashville.


  1. taking a cue from gary page, i would recommend bob bradley for the vacant mexico mnt coaching position. by coaching egypt, he showed that he can manage a team outside the usa effectively. as a former chivas usa head coach, i’m sure bradley has connections in the fmf, including players, coaches and owners/managers. and i think he took some spanish lessons in his spare time while coaching the usa “goats”. and on his current lafc roster is mexican world cup star carlos vela. currently residing in southern california, he is already nearby. and since under bradley, mexico probably got whooped a couple of times, so they would probably remember that and respect him for it. finally, we all know that bob is a consumate professional and would work hard every day to be the best coach he can be, and if there is any man out there today who can figure out how mexico can make it to game five in the wc, i’ll bet bob bradley is the one.

    • …and since mexico probably got whooped a couple of times by the usa when bradley was the usa head coach…

    • mexico was the class of concacaf in russia for 3*90+45=315 minutes (before panic mode set in against brazil and i can understand that). they gave a respectable performance under osorio that they can truly be proud of. they can build on that. they should get a respectabld, serious and professional man like bob bradley now who can take mexico to the next level of respectability on the world stage.

  2. “Juan Carlos Osorio will not return as Mexico National Team manager…….and is not even considered to be USMNT coach / Manager”

    • Earnie doesn’t start until Aug. 1, according to the article yesterday, no one has been “officially contacted”.


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