Argentina coach Diego Coca This Tuesday denied that Mexico is interested in filling the vacant position of coach, as he feels happy in his new program as technical director. UANL Tigers.
“I owe a lot to Mexico. I’m grateful to that country, I continue to enjoy Mexican football and I hope it gives me more, but I’m involved. Tigers. I have enough work ahead of me; I’m happy where I am,” he explained in a press conference from the feline preseason.
Coca was the favorite to fill the spot vacated by the Mexican press and fans alike Gerardo MartinoAfter being eliminated in the group stage of El Tri, he signed a contract with the Mexican Football Federation (FMF). Qatar World Cup.
The Argentinian tactician has been placed in the line of succession to ‘Tada’ as he won two championships with Atlas in the local league last season, although his project at Tigres starts with the Clausura 2023 starting next January.
“Mexico’s exit from the World Cup saddens me because it’s a competitive league that has a lot to give and grow. I like Martino, but unfortunately things didn’t go as expected,” he said with the league champions. Racing Club Argentina.
Regarding the hostile reception given by some fans when Martino landed in Mexico City, Coca admitted that the coaches had expressed it.
Upon Martino’s arrival, some El Tri supporters insulted him and complained about Mexico’s defeat, which ended a record of qualifying for the round of 16 in the last seven World Cups shared only with Brazil.
There were even feet from Argentina at the Mexico City airport Norberto ScoponiA ‘Tata’ aide who repeatedly slapped one of the followers who reprimanded Martino.
“I will always defend my colleagues. Martino did the best within his possibilities, but that doesn’t mean he did the best. We are exposed, those are the rules of the game and it can happen,” he said. Cuckoo.