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Mexico Manager Chepo Will Be Fired On Monday, Says Report

jose manuel de la torre Mexico Manager Chepo Will Be Fired On Monday, Says Report

Mexico manager José Manuel de la Torre, better known as Chepo, will be sacked on Monday after he meets with Mexican Football Federation chief Justino Compeán for crunch talks after a series of disastrous results, according to an anonymous source who spoke to

Compeán is expected to end Chepo’s run as manager of the Mexican national team, a job that the former Toluca manager has had since 2011.

Under Chepo, the Mexican team has only one win from six matches in the latest round of 2014 World Cup qualifying. Mexico sits in third place and may not qualify for the FIFA World Cup unless results change. To make matters worse, Mexico was knocked out of the semi-final of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup earlier this week against Panama.

Results aside, the Mexican national team is playing with with little to no confidence. Bringing in a new manager at this stage of World Cup qualifying is risky, but new fresh blood could be just what Mexico needs right now to improve their performances.

Who do you think would be a suitable replacement for Chepo? Post your suggestions in the comments section below.

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4 Responses to Mexico Manager Chepo Will Be Fired On Monday, Says Report

  1. gbewing says:

    I think this likely makes Mexico dangerous again- new manager has to figure out up front to score more-how to use Chicorito to maximum benefit

  2. dck says:

    This is the proper move for Mexico – inject some life into this team.

  3. Dean Stell says:

    I mean….can it get worse for Mexico? There is really no downside to this move. I guess they could possibly play even worse and not qualify, but it’s hard to imagine that given their talent advantage and the fact that CONCACAF has pretty liberal qualification standards.

  4. Chepo took a C team to the Gold Cup. I guess he paid for that.

    Honestly, this is a risky move. Mexico is going to qualify for the World Cup regardless of what the table says now in WCQ, and short of getting Bielsa, this could be a mistake.

    Chepo gave the 2011 U-17 World Cup Champion kids and the 2012 Olympic Champion kids a chance — that was a mistake.

    I am surprised the FMF would react to elimination from a “B” team Gold Cup this way. But then again maybe he should have been sacked after the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at Azteca in early June.

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