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Mexico coach Tata Martino announces his departure

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Europe 1 with AFP
12:16 a.m., December 01, 2022

Argentina’s Gerardo “Tata” Martino, Mexico coach eliminated from the World Cup on Wednesday night despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1, has announced he is stepping down with immediate effect.

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Beating but nevertheless beaten: in bad shape before its last group match of the 2022 World Cup, a finally conquering Mexico triumphed in vain over Saudi Arabia (2-1) on Wednesday, to finish third in its pool, behind Argentina then Poland. A result that led to the departure of coach Tata Martino.

“I am primarily responsible for the frustration and disappointment we are experiencing. It is a source of sadness but I take full responsibility for this failure. My contract expires with the final whistle, there is no nothing else to do,” said the Argentinian technician after the match.

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He had been Mexico manager since 2019 and this team last qualified for the 1/8 finals of the World Cup in 1994.

Source: Europe1

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