Mexico have extended the contract of coach Miguel Herrera after he was extremely impressive in helping the team almost reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2014. Mexico barely managed to make it into the World Cup after a very poor qualifying campaign. The arrival of Herrera to the national team manager role brought about a seachange in the fortunes, as they dominated the play-offs and reached the finals. Despite being in the group containing Brazil and Croatia, Mexico managed to qualify for the last 16 round.
They came up against a very good Netherlands team, but the brilliant tactics from Herrera almost resulted in a shock victory for the American team. It was only because of controversial refereeing decisions that Netherlands reached the quarter-finals at the expense of Mexico. It seems that the Mexican football Federation have been extremely happy with the work of Herrera that they have decided to offer a four-year extension to his current contract. Herrera will now be charge of the national team until the Russian World Cup in 2018.
Mexican soccer Federation president Justino Compean revealed that the negotiations with Herrera have been going on for the last few days. He expects an agreement to be reached soon because the understanding is that the manager calls wants to extend his stay.
“We’re renewing Miguel Herrera’s contract so he stays as coach of the national team for Russia 2018. We’re going with him and hopefully he lasts. His work was extraordinary (in Brazil). We’re pleased because in the short time he had to work, he did it very well, achieving very good results in the style of play and in what the national team transmitted. He’s in favor of continuing and us too,” said Compean. Mexico suffered only one defeat at the World Cup 2014.