Mexico looks to have found a new manager in Juan Carlos Osorio.
Osorio, who had stints managing in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls, was most recently coaching in Brazil with Sao Paulo.
However, the Brazilian club released a statement today that Osorio had decided to step down from his position in order to take the Mexico job.
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Following Miguel Herrera’s firing in July, Ricardo Ferretti was named interim manager of El Tri, and will coach the side in Saturday’s CONCACAF playoff match against the United States. However, Ferretti has stated he will not stay with Mexico past that match, and will return to Liga MX, where he serves as manager of Tigres UANL.
Osorio had recently been linked with the Mexico job, but said he would take his time in making a decision.
His only other exposure to Mexican football came during a short stint in Liga MX managing Puebla. He lasted just seven matches before resigning and returning to manage in his native Colombia.
He was in line to take charge of the Honduras national team in 2011, but he was unable to get out of the contract with the Colombian team he was managing at the time.
There has been no official confirmation of the hiring from the Mexican Federation.