Mexico Getty Images/Manuel Guadarrama Coach of the current Mexico National Team, Gerardo Martino The 32 National Teams qualified for Qatar 2022 have only this event on their schedules, but others, like Mexico, have to start preparing for life after the FIFA World Cup after it was revealed that their current coach Gerardo Martino will resign after the year’s major soccer celebration.
Prior to the World Cup, Mexico is not having a good time because the team is not performing at its best. The United States, Canada, and even Argentina, against whom they have a negative balance with Tata on the bench, have shown that Martino’s El Tri struggles to compete against top-tier opponents.
El Tri is most concerned about their bad performance against the Albiceleste because they are one of the three teams they will play in Qatar in 2022. The other two are Poland and Saudi Arabia, and if they lose to either of those two, their streak of 7 straight World Cup Round of 16 appearances would be broken (USA 1994 to Russia 2018).
After Qatar 2022, why would Gerardo Martino depart from Mexico?
The new issue that the Mexico National Team would have to deal with would be to start looking for a new coach soon after Qatar 2022. This is because Mexico, along with the United States and Canada, will be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026, so it will need a strong team to avoid disappointing its supporters.
Azteca Deportes insider David Medrano claims that even if Mexico manages to shock the world by fulfilling its greatest ambition of reaching the Quarter Finals, the Argentine coach would have two compelling reasons for not renewing his contract with El Tri after Qatar 2022.
The primary factor that would cause Gerardo Martino to leave the Mexico National Team is his health. He wants to take a break after having multiple surgeries on his right eye in order to prevent serious repercussions. The second reason Martino is leaving El Tri without a coach after the 2018 FIFA World Cup is because of his family. He wants to take time off from work to celebrate the birth of his granddaughter.