Mexico savior Miguel Herrera was today assured that he would be trusted with leading the Mexican team in next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The flamboyant Club America coach was controversially called in to save Mexico after ex coaches Chepo de la Torre and Victor Manuel Vucetich failed miserably and left Mexico at the brink of elimination.
Mexico was given a second chance when the USMNT were able to beat Panama, thus allowing Mexico to fight for their lives against a pathetic New Zealand team. They easily dispatched New Zealand and booked their spot at next year’s finals. Even though they eventually progressed, the qualifying campaign was deemed a huge failure. Herrera had to take almost all of his well-known America team in order to successfully qualify.
Miguel Herrera is flamboyant, passionate and has the ability to inspire his players. Mexico will not win the World Cup in Brazil because even if they have a great coach like Herrera, they don’t have the right players. The current generation of Mexican players that includes a number of players in Europe, such as Manchester United’s Chicharito, Real Sociedad’s Carlos Vela and Villareal duo Javier Aquino and Giovanni Dos Santos, is quite poor. They don’t lack talent by any stretch of the imagination but they are prima donna’s who play for themselves and care little about the team’s success.
That being said, I believe that Miguel Herrera can still add some much-needed balance and structure to a group of talented individuals. He is by far the best man for the job and can become a successful manager if his players are able to understand him.