After the 2010 World cup in South Africa, Mexico was sure that it was going to look for a new coach. During friendlies in the autumn of 2010, Efrain Flores came out to help interm coach Mexico. His record went 1-1-1 as Mexico wrapped up 2010. In October 2010, Jose Manuel de la Torre was announced to be granted the spot as Mexico’s new manager. Since taking over, Chepo has been very successful. At this point in time, I believe it is a good to see how far Mexico has come with Chepo.
Combined record with Mexico:
-16 wins, 4 draws, 2 loses
-Mexico 2 Bosnia 0 (First win)
-Mexico 3 Paraguay 1 (First win over a South American side)
-USA 2 Mexico 4 (First win over rival, and claimed Gold cup title with Confederations cup birth)
-Chile 0 Mexico 1 (First win in Europe)
-Mexico 1 Brazil 2 (First loss)
-Mexico 2 Brazil 0 (First victory over a Top-5 nation)
-El Salvador 1 Mexico 2 (First major road victory in WCQ)
Chepo has been a great fit for Mexico, as he now has Mexico atop their group so far in WCQ with 6 points. Chepo de la Torre has a tall test this Summer/Fall with a rivalry game against the U.S. in Azteca (August 15th), and more major WCQ games on the road. However, looking at his record so far, Mexico fans have a lot to be excited about.