September 13, 2013 in Sports

Vucetich will coach Mexican soccer team


Victor Manuel Vucetich was hired Thursday as coach of the Mexican national soccer team as it tries to recover from a pair of losses in World Cup qualifying and avoid missing the tournament for the first time since 1990. The 58-year-old, fired by Monterrey last month after winning three straight CONCACAF Champions League titles, follows Jose Manuel De la Torre. De la Torre was fired after Friday’s 2-1 home loss to Honduras and replaced on an interim basis by Luis Fernando Tena, who led El Tri in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at the United States. “Without a doubt, this is the biggest challenge of my career,” Vucetich said. – Associated Press

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