Ex-Mexico boss Herrera takes Club Tijuana job


Given his recent track record with Club America and the Mexican national team, Miguel Herrera was never going to be out of work long. He’s simply too good of a manager to be left wanting for work too terribly long, whether he has a tendency to (allegedly) punch people in airports or not.

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After being fired by the Mexican federation just over three months ago, Herrera has had all the vacationing and downtime he can handle, and is getting back in the game. Club Tijuana announced on Monday that Herrera is the club’s new manager for the upcoming 2016 Clausura portion of Liga MX.

Herrera was rumored to be a high-ranking target of the Chicago Fire, who have a managerial vacancy to fill this winter, as well as other unnamed teams from Major League Soccer. It’s back to Mexico for Herrera, though where he parlayed 2013 Clausura success into the Mexico job.

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An interesting name to keep an eye on who might join Herrera south of the U.S.-Mexico border: U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones, whose contract with the New England Revolution expires next month. Jones has publicly stated he will consider all options before choosing his next club.