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.
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.