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Mexico: Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti To Fill In As Interim Manager

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Tigres coach Ricardo Ferreti shouts instructions during the second leg of their Mexican Clausura 2017 Tournament football semifinal match at the Caliente Stadium in Tijuana, Mexico on May 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GUILLERMO ARIAS (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

The process of signing a new manager for the Mexican national team is very difficult. Although Mexico is a beloved national team, its fans and media can make being the manager nearly impossible to deal with. Now that Juan Carlos Osorio has left his pens and notepad behind, Mexico had to find a manager to take over, even for a short time.

Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti is not a new face for the FMF but he is one who claims he doesn’t want the job. However, somehow the federation convinced Ferretti to come in for the September friendlies.

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In 2015, Ricardo Ferretti came in to temporarily fill the Mexican position after Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera was let go after the 2015 Gold Cup. The time he was the manager was interesting, as he had mixed results with the national team.

Ricardo Ferretti is known for the 2015 CONCACAF playoff for the Confederations Cup ticket in which Mexico defeated the USA, 3-2. Despite getting the W, it was not a pretty game for El Tri. It took a wonder goal from Paul Aguilar in the 118th minute to defeat the United States, and up to that point, the rivals had the momentum. Ricardo Ferretti made several bizarre subs which included not using Carlos Vela and waiting until extra time to put in Tecatito Corona.

It is hard to argue against Ricardo Ferretti to fill in at this time, though. Mexico is not attracting any names, as Juan Carlos Osorio’s tenure certainly spoiled any taste for new names to come in. As the manager, Ferretti knows the Mexican game very well, including the names abroad. Ricardo Ferretti may not be everyone’s go-to pick as a manager, especially with his hot-headed antics on and off the pitch, but Mexico has very limited options.

The exhibitions in September kick off the new era of Mexican football. The ‘golden era’ between 2009-2018 has ended, and the introduction of new faces is on the way. Mexico and its fans are crossing their fingers that a manager can come in and put together a strong system. Yet, they may have to wait until after the short timed Ferretti experience has ended. Unless, of course, this is the time Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti finally decides on a long-term project with the Mexico national team.

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