Mexico City, Mexico (4E Sports) – Club America’s Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera is poised to become the Mexican national soccer team’s fourth coach in three months and in just five matches.
Reports out of Mexico claimed Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga had already named Herrera to replace El Tri coach Victor Manuel Vucetich, although the Mexican Football Federation has yet to confirm this.
Outspoken Chivas Guadalajara owner Vergara, a key member of the 12-club owners’ association, called for Vucetich’s head on Wednesday following the team’s 2-1 loss to Costa Rica.
“A coaching change is necessary,” Vergara said Wednesday. “The coach of El Tri must be someone who wears the pants and has the will to decide. We are working on this. It could be Miguel Herrera because he is showing he has strong character.”
The Mexico Soccer Federation’s development committee will hold an emergency meeting Friday afternoon to discuss the option of having Vucetich continue as coach, as well as the option of including America sporting director Ricardo Pelaez as national teams director.
The federation appointed Vucetich after interim coach Luis Fernando Tena skippered a heartbreaking 2-0 loss to the United States. Tena, in turn, replaced beleaguered coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre, who was axed after the team’s 2-1 home loss to Honduras.
The team is headed into its 2014 World Cup qualifying international playoff first leg vs. New Zealand at Estadio Azteca on Nov. 13.
El Tri has qualified for five straight World Cups.