Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sven's out

What began as a leap of faith and turned into a rumor has become reality. Sven-Goran Eriksson is no longer Mexico's manager.

Let's see, Hugo Sanchez - Nov 06 to March 08, Chucho Ramirez - March 08 to June 08; Sven Goran Eriksson - June 08 to April 09....

And you wonder why the team looks like shit...

14 comments:

man-from-michigan said...

That's the reason the team looks like shit, no continuity. Javier Aguirre has been in Spain all this time so I would go with Chepo.


Michoacano

Anonymous said...

Sorry LB, but Sven had to go. There was no improvement, no reaction by the players, and Sven made poor decisions in personnel changes for the Honduras game. Yes the team looks like shit, and Sven had a hand in that being the case. Like in a busted marriage, a divorce had to take place before the goal of making a World Cup was lost. There won't be a game for another couple of months and there is enough time for a coach like Aguirre to get things going.

Edellaine said...

hahahaha, just wait till Mexico misses the WC. Then the fun is really going to start

Anonymous said...

Sven isn't the problem Luis, its the lack of good Mexican players.

Blame the Mexican Footy league, not Sven.

Mexico can't even beat Canada anymore.

man-from-michigan said...

Edellaine,

Would you like to bet a Jersey of choice that Mexico will qualify for the WC?

Ball's in your court...


Michoacano

Wiso said...

People don't know what they are talking about.

First off all there is no way in hell mexico is not going to the WC. they had the hardest 3 matches of any team. the US on the road, CR at home and honduras at home. They will win all the games in the azteca.

remember that no team has won away yet.

PS.. we both thought of the same tittle for our blogs today..

http://ourroadtosouthafrica.blogspot.com/

Nice.

Anonymous said...

well said!

L.B. said...

Wiso, what's that they say about great minds?

But yeah, you're right. He didn't learn anything from the losses. The team said the same thing after the Honduras loss on Wednesday that they said about the Sweden loss, that they kept making mistakes and kept repeating those mistakes. Well, apparently they didn't learn from and correct said mistakes.

Anonymous said...

this is what happens when you think you history and past dominance is going to get you wins and to the world cup. Im glad they are faltering a stronger concacaf is good for everyone. this morinic term of gigante should be retired now.

Anonymous said...

every single team in concacaf has looked pretty awful thus far... i expect the federation to really bomb at the world cup in 2010...

sven was a HUGE mistake on the part of the fmf... just huge

Anonymous said...

I don't think the real issues lie with Sven, or Hugo Sanchez or the players. I think the issues are two other main factors:

1)the majority of the national team still play in Mexico. And as solid as the league is, they are still playing against each other. So they have basically plateaued off. Until the majority of the MNT are playing in Europe, where the best in the world play. They will continue to operate in this holding pattern
2) CONCACAF has caught up. National teams do not fear Mexico has they once did. As teams such as Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, etc. continue to improve, they will continue to come closer to reaching the level of Mexico (whom have leveled off years ago).

That is in my estimation is the main issues with the Mexican National Team.

Anonymous said...

Well it's seems the new guy is El Vasco Aguirre. Link: http://www.mediotiempo.com/noticia/77858/anunciaran-a-javier-aguirre-como-tecnico-del-tri/

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Don't worry about Sven. Once Tim Leiweke fires Bruce Arena sometime in July for not making the playoffs, Sven will come up here. Count on it....

Sven would be just in time for all those big-time friendlies against AC Milan and Barcelona.

As far as the Fornicacion Mexicaca de Fut-bore is concerned, I just have one thing to say:

La hora redemptiva ha llegado por Esteve Esampson....

Anonymous said...

Sven is simply the wrong person at the wrong place.

He is severely lacking in imaginative coaching, and he absolutely cannot instill DISCIPLINE in his players.

Mexico has plenty of talent (contrary to what some commenters have said), the Mexican League is quite strong (certainly stronger than MLS by an order of magnitude - LB has eloquently written about this). The trouble is none of the recent coaches has been able to make the players play together as a tough disciplined group. Rafa's red and Castillo's passport are but two examples of the lack of their discipline and respect (fear?) of the gaffer.

Mexico needs its own version of a Capello or a Bob Bradley - neither of them has looked out-coached so far -- England's loss to Spain just exposed the technical supremacy of the Spanish players, and some of the drubbing that Bradley's team took at the hands of the world powers was similarly indicative of technical weaknesses (0-0 against ARG, remember?). Both Bradley and Capello have talked less, and instituted a focus where the individual egos and such of big-name players (within each context) has not been a factor any more. Both have made interesting choices for captains (e.g., Bocanegra over Donovan, whom Bradley didn't feel was ready enough), both have experimented with players and positions when warranted, and gone back to hard-nosed, cold-n-calculating tactics when they needed to win or take a point.

Mexico and the USA, in that sense, are a lot alike - good players, both have the ability for the team to be more than the sum of the players, but they need someone showing them the way.

Arena in WC'06 showed that he had lost touch with this reality, and was thoroughly exposed. (Even later, his biases have led to his downfall - from signing Reyna to other assorted players from his "past".)

Bradley's and Capello's brand of soccer is admittedly boring to watch, but they have both been remarkably effective.