Friday, April 10, 2009

On the brink

At the risk of providing more fluff...

Reforma reported a couple more things; Aguirre will live in Miami and his two main assistants - Mario Carrillo and Manuel Vidrio - will do a bulk of the scouting in person.

Also, three players Javier Aguirre is considering adding to the national team.

- Paul Aguilar of Pachuca. Aguilar was called up for Mexico's friendly against Bolivia last month but has yet to make his international debut. He didn't get into the game. Aguilar plays defense.

- Zinha. Apparently, Zinha will fill the playmaker role for Aguirre - at least, that's what Reforma concludes. They compare players with similar characteristics who have performed that job for Aguirre in his previous four teams: Maxi Rodriguez (Atletico, 06-09); Patxi Puñal (Osasuna, 02-06); Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Mexico 01-02); Gabriel Caballero (Pachuca 98-01).

- Braulio Luna. The veteran midfielder was a part of the 2002 World Cup team under Aguirre, and he also was on the 98 World Cup team under Manuel Lapuente. Luna's enjoyed a bit of a solid and productive career in recent years. He's 34 so there's the age factor, and how much can he really be counted on for the future, but he seems like the perfect Aguirre player - a hard-nosed veteran who can come in and teach the team a thing or two. He might not play 90 minutes every time out but he could be useful.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will this be the first time a Mexican national team coach will not live in Mexico while being in charge of the team?

Anonymous said...

Why will El Vasco live in Miami?

Anonymous said...

Cause he's a fucking Diva

Barry said...

Psst...

You need to update your WC results on the right side of the blog. Other than that, thanks as always for the great info.

Anonymous said...

El Vasco is too scared to live in Mexico, but Sven wasn't. Says a lot about a man's character.

Anyways, if Jurgen can do it so can Javier, I can expect the media to be all over it.

Anonymous said...

"El Vasco is too scared to live in Mexico, but Sven wasn't."


Same thing I was thinking. A foreigner being more brave to live in a dangerous country than a native born. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Your right. With all the drug related killings going on in Mexico, I am suprised Sven wasnt living somewhere other than mexico.

Kartik said...

I guess the local rumor that Aguirre was living here wasn't badly placed gossip as I had thought after all!