Mexico Fires National Team Soccer Coach Miguel Herrera … Adios, You Crazy Magnificent Bastard
July 28 / Rick Chandler / SportsGrid
His sideline histrionics were unmatched, and what you saw was what you got off the field as well. But Miguel Herrera is no more. Mexico, which just won the Gold Cup, has now lost its coach, as Herrera was canned by Mexico's ruling soccer body just two days after he punched a TV reporter in the throat at a Philadelphia airport.
It was the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Herrera, not the least of which included his daughter slapping fan, and the Mexican fans acting like crazy louts during and after Gold Cup play.
Mexico beat Jamaica on Sunday, 3-1, in the Gold Cup Final, advancing to a playoff with the United States on Oct. 9 in Pasadena. That winner will represent CONCACAF at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
But now the question is, who will coach Mexico's team? Mashable:
Christian Martinoli, a commentator for Mexico's TV Azteca, accused the 47-year-old Herrera of punching him while they waited in a TSA line at the airport on Monday. Martinoli says Herrera punched him in the neck, then challenged him to step outside the airport and have a proper fight.
Mexico star Giovani dos Santos reportedly posted a tweet congratulating Herrera for punching Martinoli on Monday before quickly deleting the message.