Tomás Boy for El Tri boss?
By Kim Tate
Former Atlas boss Tomás Boy is on his way to Columbus, Ohio, according to sources, to discuss taking over as manager of Mexico's national team. As reported by Antonio Rosillo for Azteca Deportes, Boy will fly into Columbus to meet with the Mexican Football Federation ahead of Mexico's crucial World Cup qualifier with USA on September 10.
Currently, the team has been under the brief management of Luis Francisco Tena, after Jose Manuel de la Torre was fired following Mexico's 2-1 loss to Honduras last Friday night in World Cup qualifying. Mexico currently sit in fourth place with eight points in the Hexagonal, behind Costa Rica, USA, and Honduras, respectively. In seven games played, they have only one win, have drawn five, and lost one. That loss at Estadio Azteca on Friday night was the first home defeat Mexico has suffered since 2001.
Boy began his management career with the San Jose Earthquakes in 1988 where he lasted a year, and from there went on to manage several clubs in the Mexican Primera Divsion, including Querétaro, Monterrey, Veracruz, and Morelia. Most recently, he managed Atlas from August 30 2012 throughout the 2013 Clausura before Argentinian coach Omar Asad was appointed for the 2013 Apertura.