Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has stood down from his position after the team’s World Cup exit. Mexico have never gone further than the quarter finals and were eliminated from World Cup 2010 in the round of 16, beaten 3-1 by Argentina in Johannesburg last Sunday.
“I have to leave, it’s the most honest thing to do,” said Aguirre.”I’m the person responsible. I had a commitment to reach the fifth round. We didn’t qualify for the next round, and because of this one can consider it a failure.”
He previously led Mexico in World Cup 2002 where they were beaten by the United States in the second round, and only came back to the job earlier this year after Sven Goran-Eriksson was sacked after a disappointing start to World Cup qualification.
Aguirre said he believed the future of Mexican football was secure, citing a bright crop of youngsters including Arsenal’s Carlos Vela, Giovani Dos Santos of Tottenham and new Manchester United signing Javier Hernandez. “”The future is in the hands of our young players,” he said.