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Mexico and Juan Carlos Osorio part ways after 2018 World Cup

Korea Republic v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Mexican Federation announced on Friday that they would be parting ways with coach Juan Carlos Osorio, less than a month after the defeat to Brazil in the 2018 World Cup.

The FMF’s proposal to renew for another four years was evidently not enough for Osorio, who is said to be a strong target for the United States Men’s National Team and his native Colombia.

Osorio took over El Tri in 2015 after an incident involving his predecessor Miguel Herrera and a TV Azteca journalist in a Philadelphia airport. He finished with a record of 33 wins, nine draws and ten losses. Under the Colombian, Mexico lost to Chile in the Copa America Quarterfinals, Jamaica in the Gold Cup Semifinals and Brazil in the Round of 16 of the World Cup.

Osorio’s job has been under intense pressure following the disastrous 7-0 defeat to Chile. Despite obtaining some important results with El Tri, the manner of the defeat always haunted Osorio, who never really convinced Mexican fans and media.

The Mexican Federation is now tasked with finding a replacement. Rumors have been swirling for the last few weeks that former Chivas manager Matias Almeyda could be one of the favorites to take over.