Mexico Manager

Juan Carlos Osorio

Juan Carlos Osorio is not your average manager. He did not have a long player career at all. In fact, he never even made a senior appearance. But what he may lack on the pitch, he makes up for off it. The 56-year-old Colombian studied football at two US universities and has a degree in Science and Football from Liverpool John Moores University. Before being appointed manager of the Mexican national team in 2015,  he worked as an assistant at Manchester City and managed various MLS, Brazilian, and Colombian clubs. He is known for his scientific and meticulous approach to managing, using his degree and studying data to lessen injury impact and alter formations in ways no one has before. He won a couple of league titles in Brazil and Colombia before taking over the Mexican national team. Under Osorio, Mexico topped its WC qualifying group with relative ease, but facing Germany in the group stage is a much greater challenge than the Trinidad team he played in qualifying. It was reported in March that he has chosen not to renew his contract with the Mexican national team, so it’s all in on Russia for Osorio.




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Works Cited

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