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El Tri turns to man with Midas touch
by Paul Kennedy, September 12th, 2013 11:53PM
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[MEXICO] Mexico has a new coach, its third in five days, and Victor Manuel Vucetich is ready for the biggest challenge of his career.

The 58-year-old Vucetich, who led Monterrey to Concacaf Champions League titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013 before being fired August, replaced Luis Fernando Tena, who lasted one game as interim coach.

Tena had replaced Jose Manuel de la Torre after Mexico's 2-1 loss to Honduras on Friday night, but he couldn't do any better as El Tri lost to the USA 2-0 on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

Vucetich was offered the national team coaching job in 2010 but turned it down for personal reasons. He was in Columbus working for Mexican television and reportedly met with Mexican federation officials about the national team coaching job.

Vucetich earned the nickname "Rey Midas" for turning around the clubs he's coached. He won Mexican league titles at Leon, UAG and Pachuca in addition to Monterrey in a coaching career that has seen him coach at 10 Mexican clubs.

Vucetich, who coached former U.S. stars Tab Ramos at Tigres and Eric Wynalda at Leon, faces by his own admission the biggest test of his career.

"For me, this is a personal challenge and something that I'm missing as a coach," Vucetich said on Thursday. "And even though it's a critical situation, soccer has given a lot to me and this is a moment that I can also give back from what it has given me. Yes it's the most important challenge of my career, without a doubt."

Mexico sits in fifth place in the Hexagonal, behind Panama on goals scored, with games to play against the Canaleros in Mexico City and at Costa Rica.

"Hopefully, this hot potato turns into a gold potato," he said. "But I consider that what we have to do is to work. And not commit errors. We have no margin for error."


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