Victor Manuel Vucetich has just been named the head coach of Mexico a night after the nation lost 2-0 in the United States. He is expected to pick this team up and motivate the players at hand, who are all more than capable of producing creative and exciting results.
He joins the national side just weeks after being fired from his post at club side Monterrey, where he had only earned a total of six points from a possible 21. Luck, missed chances, mistakes and injuries are all factors, but a worthy coach knows how to win games that need to be won.
If he led a group of players who were only able to muster up that small of an amount of points, why would the national team hire him?
Because management is lost right now and they are hoping that he can come in with a better group of players and bring about much-needed results. Roughly three years earlier, he was considered the best man for the same job he just accepted. However, due to family reasons and coaching Monterrey at the time, he chose to decline the offer.
Now, fresh out of the club job, he has to come in and pick up Chepo’s pieces in hopes that he can lead this team to at least a playoff match against New Zealand. If he gets them that far, they can definitely win there to advance to the WC Finals.
The Mexican players have to come together and realize that this is no longer a joke or a walk in the park — they have to win the remainder of their games to avoid any more embarrassment. With their new head coach. They at least have a head start.