Colombian coach Osorio takes reigns of Mexico's soccer team
Oct 20, 2015 Colombian soccer coach Juan Carlos Osorio recently assumed office as head coach of Mexico’s national team. The 54 year old, replaced Brazilian Ricardo Ferretti, who was named interim coach after Miguel Herrera was fired for allegedly punching a reporter.
Speaking during his presentation, Osorio said:
“When the opportunity in Mexico came, we didn’t take a second. We think it’s a soccer nation and the Mexican player feels this soccer, to get up out front and look for results. I think it’s in line with our own way of feeling soccer,”
Osorio’s first challenges will be against El Salvador and Honduras in the CONCACAF’s elimination matches. Sharing his dreams of taking Mexico to the world cup, he said:
“To fulfill the dream and objective of a professional footballer which is to try and get to the World Cup. So I think this relationship will help to identify us in a style of play and I hope the country enjoys it, that they live it and we can achieve this great objective,”
Mexico’s next big soccer challenge is qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which the new coach acknowledged as a challenge indeed.