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With Miguel Herrera taking over El Tri on a full-time basis, the former Club Tijuana manager looks set to join the Mexico City giant.

Former Club Tijuana coach Antonio Mohamed looks set to take over as the new coach of Club America after the Apertura 2013 season ends.

The Argentine coach admitted on Thursday that a deal is “being closed” for him to replace Miguel Herrera, who will be the new Mexican national team manager.

“It’s not easy to arrive and coach such a big club as America, I hope it comes off,” Mohamed told Argentine radio station Metro 95.1.

Mohamed left Tijuana for Argentine second division outfit Huracan last summer, but a poor start to the season saw him resign after the team lost seven of its first 10 games.

“In my last stint with Huracan we were a disaster and I accept that I made errors in putting together the team,” added Mohamed. “It will help me grow.”

“El Turco” quickly became a popular figure at Club Tijuana, steering Xolos away from relegation and winning the Apertura 2012 league title, followed by a Copa Libertadores campaign in which the Mexican club reached the quarterfinals.

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