Gerardo “Tata” Martino has left his role. Mexico The coach after El Tri’s group stage exit from the World Cup on Wednesday.
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In a news conference after the game, Martino stated that his contract had expired following Mexico’s elimination.
“I am the first one responsible for this terrible despair and frustration,” Martino said. “As the person in charge, this causes great sadness, I take full responsibility for this colossal failure.
“My contract is over as soon as the referee blows the final whistle.”
This is the first time Mexico will not be involved in a World Cup knockout stage since 1990, when they were banned from the tournament. Last time al tri Qualified for the tournament and failed to make it out of the group stage in 1978.
Martino, who previously coached his native ArgentinaMexico took over as boss in January 2019, after leading Atlanta United to victory in the MLS Cup.
But he became increasingly unpopular among Mexico’s supporters as the team fought hard to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and lost. United States of america And Canada Painting with them on the street and only at home.
During Martino’s tenure, Mexico was also defeated by rivals America in the finals of the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup.
Martino was heavily scrutinized for his decision to leave out record goalscorer Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez from his squad, especially amid Mexico’s scoring struggles in Qatar.