De La Torre named as Mexico coach
Jose Manuel De La Torre, currently coach at Toluca, has been confirmed as Mexico's new national team coach. De la Torre will take up the job as national boss in January 2011 and has agreed a contract which runs until the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ cycle.
"We welcome Jose Manuel De La Torre, who was unanimously elected with the unconditional support of all first division teams," said President of the Mexican Football Federation Justino Compean.
De La Torre is the permanent successor to Javier Aguirre, who ended his second spell as coach of El Tri following their second-round exit at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at the hands of Argentina.
The new Mexico coach will be keen to restore discipline to the squad following the six-month suspensions handed to Efrain Juarez and Carlos Vela in relation to their role in a party at the team's Monterrey hotel after a friendly match against Colombia last month. A further 11 players were fined in relation to the same incident.