Mexican FA fails to convince Osorio to continue national team job

July 30 – Juan Carlos Osorio, who led Mexico to the last 16 of the World Cup, has quit after three years in charge.

Osorio, 56, had rejected offers from the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) to extend his contract.

The Colombia-born manager won 33 of his 52 games in charge.

“In my own name and in that of my backroom staff, many thanks to everyone for this unique and unparalleled professional and life experience,” he said.

Mexico recorded a famous 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany during their run in Russia, but Osario was often treated with suspicion by Mexican fans and pundits, and supporters frequently chanted ‘Osorio Out’ at Mexico matches, even when they were winning.

That changed in Russia but Mexico still went out in the first knockout round and he decided enough was enough.

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