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FMF has a replacement for Gerardo Martino if Mexico National Team doesn’t win against USMNT

A new coach could arrive to Mexico NT if Martino loses with USMNT.

Gerardo "Tata" Martino complaining in a game wearing the white Mexico sport sweater
Gerardo "Tata" Martino complaining in a game wearing the white Mexico sport sweater

Mexico National Team will face the last CONCACAF Qualifiers match window with just one thing in mind: beating USMNT. Not only because by earning the three points they’ll be securing their ticket to Qatar 2022, but also because it would mean ending the recent hegemony that the Bars and Stripes have had over El Tri.

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It’s worth remembering that both teams will arrive to the game of March 24 in Estadio Azteca having played three times in 2021, with all the matches won by US Soccer MNT. The last of those games jeopardized El Tri’s assistance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, although they managed to return to a winning streak on the past FIFA match window.

But the Mexican Football Federation won’t tolerate a new defeat against USMNT, and if the Aztec squad don’t manage to beat the Bars and Stripes, Gerardo “Tata” Martino will be leaving El Tri’s dugout at the end of the FIFA match window.

Yon de Luisa already is working on finding a replacement if Mexico National Team lose for the fourth straight game, as he knows that El Tri won’t stand a chance in the World Cup if they’re not able to beat a team like USMNT, who’ve also been criticized by their recent performances.

Who is the coach that will arrive in El Tri?

According to reports, there’s a number of names on the mix to replace Gerardo Martino, like Miguel Herrera, Nicolás Larcamón or Guillermo Almada, but Herrera won’t leave his job in Tigres, given that he’s comfortable with the roster and the club in general.

Although Larcamón is a viable choice and it wouldn’t be that expensive to have him on El Tri’s bench, the lack of experience coaching big teams, where the tension and pressure of outsiders is huge will leave him out of the race for this cycle.

Guillermo Almada is the remainder coach on the mix, as the CF Pachuca coach has showed what he’s capable of doing with both Santos Laguna and Los Tuzos, where he’s established a solid project in less than a season.

How much will it cost to FMF to have Almada?

The Uruguayan coach arrived for Clausura 2022 in Pachuca, where he signed a two-year contract, meaning that he’ll be with Los Tuzos until December 2023. IF FMF were to pursue his signing, they would have to pay Almada’s release clause, which currently is of $1.5 million.

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