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The soccer technical director, the Argentine Diego Cocca, celebrated his 51st birthday working.
That’s right, on February 10 Cocca was announced as the new technical director of the Mexican team.
And he had a birthday yesterday, February 11. He was born in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
As a player, he served as a defender in several of his country’s clubs. He achieved notoriety for directing Atlas with which he achieved the Liga MX two-time championship in the 2021-22 cycle, this after 70 years without lifting the league title.
And precisely the now new DT from Mexico was present in the game between América vs. Necaxa, for Matchday 6 of the MX League.
A lot of expectation was generated by the appointment of the new DT of the Mexican team, a difficult position for most of the men who have been there.
This position generates so much pressure that the Argentine started working at once, observing possible players who could be part of the team for his first call-up.
His debut as Mexico’s national coach is expected to be in March, for a duel against Suriname as a visitor, in what will be the activity of the Concacaf Nations League.
Three days later it will make its home debut, at the mythical Azteca stadium in Mexico City, against Jamaica.
As a coach, he began his career in the 2007-2008 tournament in the Children’s Activities Commission directing the First National “B”, a team with claims of not being relegated.
The results obtained, which left the CAI on the verge of entering the league for promotion, caught the attention of a First A team that could not settle in that category and in 2008 they would call him to train Godoy Cruz de Mendoza, achieving that the team will be saved from relegation.
In 2009 he directed Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Plata, in 2011 he made the leap to Mexican soccer, becoming the coach of Santos Laguna.
He returned to Argentina to lead Huracán, Defensa y Justicia and Racing Club. He had a brief stint at Millonarios de Colombia, and then returned to Racing.
He returned to Mexican soccer to manage Tijuana, then Atlas and finally Tigres, before taking over the Mexican national team.
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