Juan Carlos Osorio would be close to returning to direct in the Liga MX with the Xolos – La Opinión

Juan Carlos Osorio would be close to returning to direct in the Liga MX with the Xolos – La Opinión


Juan Carlos Osorio would be very close to returning to direct in Mexico. The Colombian technical director would be the main candidate to take over the reins of the Tijuana Xolos looking ahead to what will be the next Liga MX season.

According to several press reports, one of them from Brenda Alvarado of FOX Sports México, the South American coach would have well-advanced negotiations to become the successor of Miguel Herrera in the Xolos, a position for which the names of Benjamín Mora and Diego Cocca.

After it became known that “El Piojo” Herrera would not continue with the Tijuana team, they began the search for a coach to fill his position and finally everything seems to indicate that the Colombian would be the one chosen by the board in what will be his return to football. Mexican.

Juan Carlos Osorio, Colombian technical director, during the training of the Mexico National Team prior to the round of 16 game of the 2018 Russia World Cup, held at the Arena Samara stadium.
Juan Carlos Osorio, technical director, during the training of the Mexico National Team prior to the round of 16 game of the 2018 Russia World Cup, held at the Arena Samara stadium.
Credit: Etzel Espinosa | Imago7

According to the information disclosed by Alvarado, the negotiations between both parties are on the right track and it is expected that the Colombian technical director will end up signing a contract until the end of next year, although there are still some details to be defined.

Juan Carlos Osorio, 62, led the Mexican National Team between 2015 and 2018, directing El Tri in the 2018 World Cup in Russia as well as in the 2016 Copa América Centenario, 2017 Confederations Cup and 2017 Gold Cup. .

The experienced coach, who began his career on the bench as an assistant coach at Manchester City in the Premier League between 2001 and 2006, also knows what it is like to coach in Liga MX where he had a brief stint at the helm of Puebla during the Tournament Closing 2012.

Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio, technical director of the Mexico National Team, during the conference prior to the round of 16 game of the 2018 Russia World Cup held at the Arena Samara stadium.
Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio, technical director of the Mexico National Team, in the conference prior to the round of 16 game of the 2018 Russia World Cup held at the Arena Samara stadium.
Credit: Etzel Espinosa | Imago7

On that occasion Juan Carlos Osorio arrived in Puebla to take Sergio Bueno’s place. The Colombian, who had just led Once Caldas in his country, achieved a good performance in the Copa Libertadores and emerged champion of the local tournament. However, in Liga MX he did not have much success.

He barely managed in 11 games in which he left a record of just two wins, the same number of draws and seven losses, of which five were consecutive, leaving the Mexican team in March of that year to return to Colombian football in the hand of Atlético Nacional.

The Tijuana 14 points equal with Atlas.

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