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domingo, abril 05, 2009

He's Back!

Apparently, Mexico has decided to go with somebody who previously did well as Mexico's coach, to save El Tri from elimination from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa:
Javier Aguirre was reappointed as Mexico's soccer coach yesterday, a day after Sven-Goran Eriksson was fired.

The Mexican Football Federation said it trusted 50-year-old Aguirre to get the team to next year's World Cup in South Africa.

Mexico has dropped to fourth in the six-team CONCACAF finals. Only the top three automatically qualify while the fourth-place team must meet South America's fifth-best in playoffs.

Aguirre previously took over as Mexico coach in 2001 and took the team to the Copa America final and last 16 of the 2002 World Cup.

Aguirre will, of course, inherit the same problems that faced his predecessor.

Department of ironies: Both times Aguirre was hired, it was after a 3-1 loss to Honduras. The first was in 2001; the second, 2009. His last job at Atletico Madrid ended after they lost 7 games in a row.

I'm not optimistic.

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