The FMF is in the final stretch to designate the successor of ‘Tata’ Martino, there are only three candidates left to reach the Tri
MEXICO.- The Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) is in the last phase of defining the national coach who will direct the Mexican team in the 2026 World Cup, to be played in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Sources inside the FMF revealed to ESPN that the initial list of candidates has been reduced and there are “two, three applicants” for the position left vacant by Gerardo ‘Tata Martino, after the failure of Mexico in the World Cup Qatar 2022.
The task to choose the national coach, whose deck would be limited to the national environment, is laborious. Those in charge of giving opinions and deciding “are being very thorough in the analysis so as not to fail in the election; It is analyzed from various perspectives” now that the World Cup will be at home; Therefore, “until today the national coach is not closed,” said the same source and said that the door has not been closed to anyone with a resume and successful career.
The leaders are still in the process of speaking with those candidates who are already fewer and who know Mexican soccer, its problems and the players, and at the same time offer a report to the club owners so that they can give their opinion.
The same source assured that in some way they are working at a forced march, trying to ensure that the report on the restructuring project of Mexican soccer that the president of the FMF, Yon de Luisa, promised for the end of January, could tie in with the hiring of the new helmsman. .
The informant said that “a whole team is involved in what we have to do this week” to define who will be the national coach and clarified that there have been two months of evaluations and analysis regarding that person who is wanted to give satisfaction to the fans. mexican.
The profile of the new strategist is not limited, according to the source, in his way of seeing football, in a style of play, but also in a series of variables such as treatment of the player, good communication and understanding between the parties.
The federations and owners of Liga MX clubs feel very committed to the country after the big setback in Qatar and suggested doing a comprehensive and in-depth review of the recent World Cup performance of the Mexican teamin addition to other World Cup cycles to draw better conclusions.
The source ruled that the World Cup 2026 is taken as a revenge in the federation and the commitment to reposition Mexico in the world arena and no longer go backwards as in Qatar, but forwards. He stated that the idea is to have the national coach as soon as possible and advance the processes and election times, since for the federations it is very important to give certainty to Mexican soccer.