The Mexico national soccer team is reportedly set to hire Diego Cocca as its head coach. Sources at ESPN and TUDN have both claimed that the current Tigres coach will transition to the national team soon. Cocca is being chosen over a lengthy list of candidates for the important job.
Pachuca’s Guillermo Almada, Toluca’s Ignacio Ambríz, and free agents Miguel Herrera, Antonio Mohamed, and Marcelo Bielsa were all reported targets by El Tri. Nevertheless, it appears as if Cocca is Mexico’s man.
The Argentine coach only just arrived in Monterrey to coach Tigres UANL. In fact, Cocca has managed just five matches for Tigres since being hired before the current campaign began. The club is currently undefeated under the coach, winning all five of their Liga MX Clausura games so far.
Mexico needed a new head coach. The national side did not extend Tata Martino after a disappointing 2022 World Cup. With Martino at the helm, the Mexicans failed to advance past the group stage. A draw to Poland and loss to eventual winners Argentina essentially put the team behind the eight ball before a matchup with Saudi Arabia.
Cocca’s first games in charge will be two CONCACAF Nations League games next month. Mexico traveled to face Suriname on March 23rd and then host Jamaica three days later.