Jaime “Jimmy” Lozano will preserve his job as coach of Mexico’s senior males’s workforce after serving to clinch the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup in an interim function.
An official announcement relating to a everlasting place was made Thursday.
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“I’m more than happy to tell you formally, and I do know it’s not going to be a shock for many of you that we’ve got chosen Jaime Lozano to steer the senior nationwide workforce mission forward of the 2026 World Cup,” stated FMF government president Ivar Sisniega.
Lozano, who stepped in as interim simply days earlier than the beginning of the Gold Cup in June and after the firing of former coach Diego Cocca, initially had a contract that ran by way of the top of the event.
In line with the sources, the 44-year-old’s work and reference to Mexico’s gamers — a lot of which he beforehand managed in El Tri‘s bronze medal-winning Olympic run in Tokyo 2020 — have been a think about maintaining the coach that went on to carry the Gold Cup by way of a 1-0 victory over Panama in July’s championship recreation.
Members of the nationwide workforce reportedly backed Lozano for the everlasting job and requested for him to proceed his place as they put together for the 2026 World Cup, which will probably be co-hosted by Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.
Following the Gold Cup title gained final month, Lozano stated “it could be a dream to steer my nationwide workforce in a World Cup, and much more in a World Cup the place we’ll be the house aspect.”
After stints for international managers akin to Juan Carlos Osorio (2015-18), Gerardo “Tata” Martino (2019-22) and Cocca (2023), Lozano will grow to be the primary Mexican-born coach for El Tri on a non-interim foundation since Miguel “Piojo” Herrera (2013-15).
In Liga MX, Lozano additionally has expertise as a former supervisor of Queretaro and Necaxa.
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