User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Herrera replaces Vucetich as Mexico coach

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's national soccer team has its fourth coach in six weeks.

Advertisement
Miguel Herrera was hired as coach of El Tri on Friday in place of Victor Manuel Vucetich and will guide the team in next month's two-game playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth. Mexican federation officials said they would evaluate after the two matches to decide if Herrera will continue.

Jose Manuel De la Torre was fired after a 2-1 home loss to Honduras on Sept. 6, and Luis Fernando Tena was let go following a 2-0 loss at the United States on Sept. 10. Vucetich coached El Tri in a 2-1 home over Panama last week and a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Mexico, which last missed the World Cup in 1990, advanced to the playoff when the United States scored twice in stoppage time to win 3-2 at Panama.

''This is a crisis situation we are going through,'' Mexican Football Federation President Justino Compean said. ''Nobody planned for this, and nobody likes it. We are sorry for our fans, we are saddened along with our club owners, and we are sorry for our sponsors.''

Herrera is the eighth coach in the last seven years.

''Of course this is not ideal, and nobody likes to keep changing coaches,'' Compean said. ''When we hired De la Torre, we did it with the intention that he would stay with us through the World Cup cycle. But the results weren't there, and when the results aren't there, you have to make decisions.''

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Maxtone-Smith: EPL Best Bets - Week 5
News: CL - MatchDay 1 Results
UEFA picks Wembley for Euro 2020 final
Howard leads Everton to Europa win
Germany still on top in FIFA rankings
UEFA to select hosts for Euro 2020
Congressman supports real grass at WC
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quits at Cardiff
Newcastle sorry for clashes with fans
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy NFL Perfect Lineup Contest