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Aguirre quits after another early exit
June 30th, 2010 5:11PM

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[MEXICO] Calling Mexico's World Cup campaign a failure, Coach Javier Aguirre quit on Wednesday. For the fifth straight World Cup -- the second time with Aguirre in charge -- the Tri lost in the round of 16.

It marked the fifth straight time that Mexico has been eliminated in the second round of the World Cup.

“I’m the person responsible,” said Aguirre, who said the plan was to reach the final eight.

The only time Mexico has reached the quarterfinals was in 1970 and 1986 -- when it hosted the World Cup.
 
“We didn’t qualify for the next round," Aguirre said, "and because of this one can consider it a failure."

Mexico lost to Argentina, 3-1. It was the second World Cup in a row the Tri faced Argentina in the second round.

In 2002, Aguirre was the coach when Mexico fell to the USA, 2-0.

He then had a long and successful stint as a coach in Spain before returning to take over the struggling national team 15 months ago for a second time.

Mexico's early exit was a disappointment considering it had one of its best teams.

SOLID NUCLEUS. The next coach will be able to work with a nucleus of young stars -- Javier Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Efrain Juarez and Hector Moreno -- who form the best collection of young talent Mexico has ever assembled.



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  1. David Huff
    commented on: July 1, 2010 at 4:18 a.m.
    Good to see that "El Loco" is leaving, hope he never comes back either after he sabotaged what was a very talented team with his starting lineups that included his "old boys" like Franco, Blance, Perez and others. Perez was probably the worst example, an old slow guy who couldnt move and cost them in the Uruguay and Argentina games while the very talented Ochoa who took the team through qualification had to sit on the bench. Blanco, Franco and Bofo would have been ok to bring in as subs but not starting them. Its too bad, this team should have gone deeper but for their stubborn-minded and arrogant tecnico, Javier "El Loco" Aguirre.

  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: July 1, 2010 at 8:26 a.m.
    Interesting, although USA regularly tops the CONCAF group now, the Mexico manager considers being eliminated in the second round a failure while the USA manager considers it a triumph.

  1. Corey Zimmerman
    commented on: July 1, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
    Coulndnt agree more w/Mr Huff. I said after the 1st half of the opening WC game that Perez would prevent Mexico from going very far. He was so obviously awful that I thought Ochoa would be starting by game 2. He wasnt the only reason Mexico lost, but he was truly awful. Based on that decision alone, you have to question Aguirre, just as BB should be questioned for his lineups.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: July 1, 2010 at 1:50 p.m.
    I don't fully agree with Mr. Huff. El Bofo shouldn't have started, but I really don't see where El Conejo was so bad as GK. The difference, VAST difference between BB and Aguirre, is that one has done the just and honored thing and has stepped down, assuming full responsibility, while Banal Bradley is looking for excuses and not even pointing a finger at himself or his coaching staff. So, my message to BB: PLEASE DO THE HONORABLE THING AND RESIGNRIGHT NOW.


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