After weeks of constant rumors and after his controversial departure from UANL Tigres, Diego Cocca was presented this Friday as the new coach of the Mexico team at a press conference in which he made it clear that he could not pass up this opportunity.
“Thank you for the opportunity, I am happy to be the coach of the Mexican team. This country has given me a lot, I came as a player and it has opened doors for me and it has given me a lot. It is an opportunity that I could not pass up ”, were part of the first statements of the Argentine.
In the company of directors Jaime Ordiales and Rodrigo Ares de Parga, Cocca expressed his great joy at this appointment despite the controversy generated by his departure from the University team in Liga MX with whom he spent a few months. “Today I feel proud and privileged to be able to be the coach of Mexico.”
Precisely on these questions, the former Atlas strategist specified that it was not something premeditated. “I didn’t look for the national team, I had a project at a spectacular club and I think I got in with the players very well, we were able to zoom in to say goodbye and I think it was wonderful. You make decisions. I missed the opportunity to lead that team but the chance to lead the national team, perhaps it cannot be repeated”.
For his part, De Parga confirmed that after interviewing five candidates, they decided on Cocca and in the contract there is no obligation to win championships.
“The contract was already established and there is no obligation (to win championships). The negotiation was very fast and very easy, it is a fair contract that seeks us to succeed and has very specific goals, ”he said.
In the month of March the Argentine will debut with Mexico in the commitments against Jamaica and Suriname for Group A of the League of Nations. Later, they will have to compete in the Gold Cup.
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