The Mexico manager is out after 31 months in charge, with Luis Fernando Tena to fill his role on Tuesday against the United States.In the end, he refused to jump, so he was pushed.
Hours after Mexico head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre refused to resign following his team's 2-1 loss to Honduras -- El Tri's second-ever capitulation in a World Cup qualifier and the first time since 2001 -- the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) announced that he had been fired after two and a half years in the job.
A short statement on the FMF website explained that the decision was that of federation president Justino Compean, and that de la Torre's highly-experienced assistant, Luis Fernando Tena, would fill in.
Mexico plays the United States on Tuesday. El Tri, in 4th place in the six-team "Hexagonal" fourth round, has not won a World Cup qualifying match of any kind in the United States since a CONCACAF Championship qualification game in 1972.