The Mexican Federation sees "interesting" that Martino continue in the ‘Tri’ until 2026

06/08/2022 at 21:09

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If he reaches that date, the former Barça coach would complete an eight-year cycle with the Aztec team

“What convinced us of him was his common sense, his coherence, this Latin knowledge,” state federal sources

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) sees “interesting” that the Argentine Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, coach of Mexico, continues in his position until the 2026 World Cup to complete an eight-year termrevealed this Wednesday the sports director of the institution, Gerardo Torrado.

“‘El Tata’ has done a great job, although he has been criticized, I have had to see the whole process with him, is a great coach who is well accompanied, who put the idea of ​​the game on the table from the first day, which is consistent with what we think and has not changed it. When you find a continuity of this type, it can be interesting (its continuity) for a federation”, explained the manager.

The former Spanish Sevilla soccer player made the statement in his speech at the Liga MX Summit 2022, a summit in which more than 25 industry professionals from the world of football participate.

When we went to see ‘Tata’ prior to hiring him, what convinced us of him was this common sense, coherence, this Latin knowledge that he has. When we compared him with other candidates I came out convinced that it was him both for the way he made Atlanta play well and for his consistency and common sense that are needed to succeed in national teams,” he added.

Although Martino, who took over as Mexican coach in 2019, qualified Mexico for the 2022 Qatar World Cup in second place in the Concacaf qualifiers, the Argentine coach’s management has been criticized by fans and the media. for getting wins and draws with tight scores.

However, for the FMF executives, led by president Yon de Luisa, there is confidence that Martino will make the Mexicans overcome the barrier of the round of 16 and qualify for the quarterfinals to finish among the best eight in the world.

Tying El Tri’s best result in a World Cup would pave the way for, according to Torrado’s plans, to achieve the best participation in its history in the 2026 World Cup, which will be organized by Mexico, the United States and Canada.

“You have to keep one eye on the present and the other on the medium and long term. Now we are focused on Qatar, but we work with important generations that in youth teams that may be part of the 2026 World Cup, which is where we want to our best selection for the environment and the context that we will have”, he sentenced.

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