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Mexico: 'Chepo' Keeps His Job
Reuters, July 30th, 2013 2:24PM

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TAGS:  brazil, confederations cup, gold cup, mexico, world cup 2014


Despite a long run of poor results, Jose Manuel de la Torre, AKA Chepo, has retained his job as coach of El Tri, with the new bare minimum requirement being qualification for the World Cup in Brazil. And even if Mexico does qualify for next summer’s tournament, his position is to be reviewed again after the Concacaf qualifiers end in October, Mexican soccer officials told a news conference.

Mexico has had a disappointing summer, highlighted by a chronic shortage of goals. Poor results saw El Tri fall to third-place in the Concacaf final round of World Cup qualifying (AKA the Hexagonal), before bowing out of the 2013 Confederations Cup in the first round and finally being bounced from the Concacaf Gold Cup in the semifinals by eventual runner-up Panama.

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