Mexico: Decision on Osorio's future pushed back

The Mexican soccer federation held a press conference in Toluca to announce changes on Wednesday. They just didn't involve the men's national team coaching position held by Juan Carlos Osorio.

Despite media reports that the 56-year-old Osorio would be leaving following the World Cup and the end of his current contract, where El Tri again was ousted in the round of 16, Guillermo Cantu, the new position of sporting general director, said no decision about the Colombian's future had been made.

"On finishing the World Cup, the contract ended and each side hasn't yet decided which path to take," Cantu said. "When we have more information we'll let you know. It's a central topic in the federation and we deserve time to make the best decision in the case of Osorio and if he continues."

Osorio has been mentioned a potential candidate for the national teams position in the USA and Colombia.

The press conference was the first for new FMF president Yon de Luisa. Cantu was moved into the newly created position of sporting general director from general secretary, while Guillermo Hernandez is now general secretary.

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6 comments about "Mexico: Decision on Osorio's future pushed back".
  1. Ric Fonseca, July 25, 2018 at 9:36 p.m.

    In SoCalifornia soccer circles, it has ben widely speculated that Coach Osorio actuall does not want to continue with the FMF, and it has been also rumored that he has made his feelings known also to US Soccer that he'd welcome the opportunity to take over the US MNT program.  It is also very positively felt that US Soccer ought not to make a horrible mistake and pass him over, after all, just how many coaches "available" ("foreign" or not) actually know what there is to know about local soccer, rec/youth, scholastic, collegiate, and pros as much as he does?  Better grab him now before he's lost to some other federation!

  2. uffe gustafsson, July 25, 2018 at 10:41 p.m.

    i want a coach that is looking for the youth to move up not just the same old. I think the English coach just did that. And got some great results.
    its rebuilding time for US and have time to accomplished that. Before next WC.
    if Osorio is the man I’m in and maybe we get some Latino players on the team as well African American players. Time to get integrated.
    france just showed it.

  3. frank schoon replied, July 26, 2018 at 10:05 a.m.

    Uffe, currently society is suffering from a disease called Multiculturalism, Diversity-ism, Integration-ism, and Inclusive-ism.  Can’t we just say that we need to find the best players to create a good USMNT.  I really don’t care who plays for the USMNT, likewise I’m not interested in what their nationality is, or what planet they are from; Instead my interest lies in the QUALITY of soccer they play in representing America.......

  4. Ric Fonseca, July 27, 2018 at 2:59 p.m.

    TO FRANK SCHOON:  While I am aghast and - I'll throw in "shocked" vis-a-vis your comment that "...society is suffering from a disease" (sic)) called Multiculturalism, Diversity-ism, Integration-ism and inclusive-ism "sic"...) this comment has served us the best means by which you are actually showing your ignorance, and to me it is testament that you are for lack of a better word (apologies) are a euro-snob.  This country is what it is because of the "ism's" you list above, and granted it ain't perfect we take from everything and everybody and try to make it an ALL INCLUSIVE SOCIETY, and my amigo, this is to be seen in virtually all sports, whether they may be French, or Norteamericanos, Germans, Danes, etc.  And for you to say that you "...really don't care who plays for the USMNT...." and "...likewise (I'm) not interested what their nationality is, or what planet they ae from... (sic), every single one of the your cited "isms" contribute to the overall QUALITY.  

  5. Bob Ashpole replied, July 29, 2018 at 11:26 a.m.

    Ric, I am not "shocked". While the "isms" are great in principal, they are somewhat of a failure in practice. Corporations and politicians have adopted the words but not applied the priniciples.

  6. frank schoon replied, July 29, 2018 at 4:58 p.m.

    Ric, this great country is what it is because great INDIVIDUALS with unique talents have made what this country what it is today , long before these idiotic “ism” terms were ever cooked up. These INDIVIDUALS didn’t follow group think like we now see often today. It is  those INDIVIDUALS who transcend group think, who don’t look at society and divide them into different cultures, races,religions, how many toes or fingers they have ,etc, or what not.....instead seeing them only  just as humanity.
    Until the idiots who  wrap society in these “isms” and  instead recognizing only the totality of humanity and as well recognizing the INDIVIDUALITY  of humanity rather than Balkanizing society into groups we will continue to drag society through the mud of “isms”. 

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