Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino leaves position as Mexico coach following World Cup exit

The Mexico males’s nationwide staff can have a brand new coach when the nation co-hosts the 2026 World Cup.

Head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino confirmed to FOX Sports activities’ Rodolfo Landeros that he’s now not beneath contract with El Tri and can half methods with the staff following a disappointing group stage exit from the 2022 World Cup on Wednesday. 

“I am the first responsible for this terrible disappointment and frustration that we have,” Martino mentioned in a information convention following Wednesday’s match. “As the person in charge, it causes a lot of sadness, I fully assume responsibility for this great failure.

“My contract ended as quickly because the referee blew the ultimate whistle and there may be nothing extra to be achieved.”

This marks the first time since 1978 in which Mexico did not advance past the group stage, and comes just four years after its upset victory over then-defending champion Germany in the 2018 World Cup under former manager Juan Carlos Osorio.

Mexico earned its first win of the 2022 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in its Group C finale. However, it was not enough as El Tri finished group stage play with a -1 goal differential, one shy of Poland, which earned second place despite a 2-0 loss to group winner Argentina on Wednesday. Poland would have advanced over Mexico if the two teams were tied in goal differential as Mexico had more yellow cards.

Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico Highlights

Saudi Arabia and Mexico confronted off within the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mexico went on to win the match, however was eradicated from the World Cup.

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