MEXICO CITY – Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre will remain the manager of the Mexican National Team, at least for one more game where he will be obligated to win. The vote was split between the team owners, but in the end a majority voted for the former Chivas and Toluca manager to stay.
A lot of speculations surrounding the decision came out that had Tomas Boy tacking over as manager of El Tri, but the federation that is lead by Justino Compean and the group of team owners decided to give “Chepo” one last chance.
De la Torre is coming off of a dreadful summer in front of the National Team; poor showings have Mexico on the edge of not qualifying to the next FIFA World Cup, a negative performance was issued in Brazil during the FIFA Confederations Cup, and Mexico was eliminated by Panama in the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The decision has also split the Mexico fans; while a large group of people wanted to see “Chepo” out of the National Team, other argued that there wasn’t enough time for another manager to come in and take over, plus the fact that an ideal replacement candidate was not available.