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Matias Almeyda confesses interest in Mexico National Team job

Chivas v Toronto FC: CONCACAF Champions League 2018 - Final - Leg 2 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

It’s been more than a week now and still no word about Juan Carlos Osorio’s status as Mexico national team coach. One person, however, raising his hand as a possible replacement is Matias Almeyda.

The former Chivas Guadalajara manager has long been rumored as the favorite to take over for Juan Carlos Osorio, and on Sunday, the 44-year-old took to FOX Deportes to give his first interview following Mexico’s elimination.

Among the things he discussed was interviewing for the Leeds United job, who was eventually given to fellow compatriot Marcelo Bielsa, and his desire to one day coach the Mexico National Team.

When asked about whether he thinks of one day becoming Mexico National Team coach, Almeyda replied with, “Yes, you work for that.”

“But there are other candidates. Now that I have no club, of course I do. If it were that easy, yes”, he continued. “If it were to happen one day, I would express then everything I feel about it”.

In the last few days, Almeyda rejected a chance at becoming manager of Qatar’s Al-Rayyan with the rumored hope of receiving a call from the Mexican Federation.