Rematch reunion: South American team goes for World Cup DT
Daniel Chalela Ambrad
December 31, 2022, 07:05 p.m. m.
It is about a possible return of Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino to Paraguay. He wants revenge after failing.
Mexico could not get past the group stage in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and after the premature goodbye of the ‘Tri’, an obvious thing was confirmed: the departure of Gerardo el ‘Tata’ Martino from the Mexican national team after incessant criticism and everything he had to put up with after failing on Asian soil and before his World Cup dream, the Argentine resigned from his post. Hugo Sánchez was one of those who could never put up with Gerardo Martino and had been asking for the departure of the Argentine strategist for a long time. In fact, before they traveled to Qatar, he had already questioned the choice of choosing a foreigner and offered to be the technical director. Controversial where Sánchez is seen.
One of those who would have no problem with returning to the Mexican team would be the Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio, who had previously mentioned that he did not look badly on returning as long as the Aztec team gave him a try. Osorio knows that he will have to face the same criticism that he received from Hugo Sánchez when he was the manager of the Mexicans. There is a lot that the fans of Mexico ask for and if expectations are not met, there is always the option of leaving. Gerardo Martino failed with only one victory in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Four units that were not enough to qualify for the next phase. A resounding failure that did not go down well in Mexico at all, which received him with insults and profanity, a return that perhaps the Argentine imagined. You came to steal, and sold signs for, supposedly, letting Argentina win by supporting the albiceleste. But, after the bitter pill, the ‘Tata’ would not run any problem to quickly get a job in a selection.
Turning the page is what Gerardo the ‘Tata’ Martino longs for after the bad World Cup he left and an opportunity could come soon. Immersed in criticism, Guillermo Barros Schelotto does not live peacefully in Paraguay, and if the Barros Schelotto duo leaves the Guarani, the replacement could be Martino. Without work at the moment, it is an easy letter to hire, and surely, due to the good memories that the Argentine has with Paraguay, he could accept the offer. And it is that, according to information from TNT Sports Argentina, and Heraldo Deportes, Gerardo Martino would have arranged to return to direct a South American team such as Paraguay. With the Guarani, he will have to qualify them for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with the pleasant memory of having qualified them for the last Albirroja World Cup in 2010. He directed 66 games, winning 26, 19 draws and 21 falls . He also reached the final they lost to Uruguay in the 2010 Copa América.