June 23, 2016
HE'S STILL THE JUAN
Reports: Mexico federation sticks with Osorio
Former Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has received a stay for execution, at least for now.
|Juan Carlos Osorio will stay as Mexico coach despite his side getting mauled by Chile, 6-0, in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals.
Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images
The Mexican Football Federation announced Thursday that it will retain Osorio as coach despite its 7-0 quarterfinal loss to Chile in Copa America Centenario.
"We are all responsibile for what happened," federation general secretary Guillermo Cantu said at a press conference, according to Goal.com
Osorio's future as coach was questioned after that embarrassing defeat for El Tri, which has nothing but success on U.S. soil, outside of meetings with its CONCACAF archrival United States.
According to a tweet by journalist Tom Marshall Cantu hinting that Osorio's handed in his resignation as "part of the reflection."
Osorio, who coached the Red Bulls from 2008-2009, directed the Mexicans to a 10-game unbeaten run and to the Group C title before the Chilean defeat.
The Colombian-born coach guided the Red Bulls into the 2008 MLS Cup, where the club fell to the Columbus Crew, 3-1. He resigned from the team the next season after the club recorded a 2-16-4 mark.