2023-01-26 00:17:02

Marcelo Bielsa 'had agreed to coach Mexico but was rejected by newly formed national team committee'

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Daily Mail
By Jake Fenner

Marcelo Bielsa was set to become the next manager of the Mexican national football team, only for a newly formed committee of club team owners to decide against it.

According to David Faitelson of ESPN, Bielsa agreed to step in as the first team boss of Mexico as part of their preparation for the 2026 World Cup.

However, the bosses of Mexican soccer clubs - with a committee consisting of the owners of Club Amrica, Club Tijuana, Chivas Guadalajara, and Santos Laguna - rejected Bielsa in favor of Pachuca boss Guillermo Almada or former Mexico boss Miguel Herrera.

There was a tumultuous change in the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) when Grupo Pachuca - the owners of CF Pachuca and Club Len - resigned from the Commission of the Mexican national teams over the appointment of Rodrigo Ares de Parga to Director of the National Team.

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