Juan Carlos Osorio has resigned as the coach of the Mexican national team after being in charge for three years. The Colombian took charge of the national team in 2015, replacing interim coach Ricardo Feretti. Feretti filled in for Miguel Herrera who was fired due to a physical altercation with TV Azteca reporter Christian Martinoli two days after Mexico won the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Mexico played 52 matches under the 56-year old, winning 33 and losing 10 and drawing 9. Osorio led Mexico to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup and Confederations in 2017. Juan Carlos Osorio had previously refused to extend his contract with the national team after the World Cup. Mexico began the World Cup by defeating defending champs Germany and South Korea before losing to Sweden to finish second in their group.
In the round of 16, Mexico were beaten by Brazil 2-0 and were out of the tournament in the last 16 for the 7th successive time.
In a statement released by the Mexican Football Federation, Osorio said, “This message serves to send my most sincere thanks to the Mexican fans, the Mexican Federation of Football, the employees in the Cento de Alto Rendimiento (Mexico training centre) and especially all the players who I had the privilege to work with and spend time with during my time as the manager of the Mexican national team, a role I took on with commitment, passion and pride. In my name and in that of my coaching staff, many thanks to everyone for this unique and unmatchable professional and life experience.”