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New coach wants Mexico hot potato to become gold (Reuters)

Mexico's new national soccer team coach Victor Vucetich listens to journalists during his presentation to the media in Mexico City September 12, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

By Carlos Calvo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Victor Vucetich, sacked as coach of club side Monterrey last month, was put in charge of World Cup strugglers Mexico on Thursday. Jose Manuel ‘Chepo’ de la Torre was dismissed on Saturday, one day after a 2-1 home defeat by Honduras in World Cup CONCACAF qualifying left the team staring elimination in the face. Replacement Luis Fernando Tena, his assistant who led the country’s Under-23 team to Olympic gold last year, then stepped down after Mexico lost their next qualifier 2-0 to the United States in Columbus on Tuesday. …


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