Interim Mexico coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has omitted LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and Malaga goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from his squad to face Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina in the United States on Sept. 4 and 8, respectively.
Giovani's brother, Jonathan dos Santos, also misses out on the preparation games ahead of the Oct. 10 playoff against the United States in the Rose Bowl for a place in the Confederations Cup 2017.
No explanation was given for the surprise omission of the foreign-based...
Guillermo Cantu, new general secretary at the Mexico Football Federation, told ESPN on Tuesday that Ricardo Antonio La Volpe is among several of his personal preferences for the new permanent coach for El Tri.
"In my mind, I have a few," Cantu told ESPN's Jose Ramon Fernandez. "There are interesting coaches. Rayo Vallecano's coach [Paco Jemez], I like his proposal. Unai Emery [Sevilla], I like. They may or may not be options for the national team, but I like them."
Mexico interim coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti will not be in charge of El Tri longer than four games due to his commitments with Mexican League club side Tigres, stated the Brazil-born 61-year-old at his presentation on Monday.
"I don't see any possibility of doing all the [World Cup] process, because I have a commitment with Tigres," he said at a news conference in Mexico City. "I suggested I could help with these four games."