Unsurprisingly, the Mexican FA looks likely to appoint Miguel Herrera as permanent head coach after the country's success against New Zealand in the World Cup intercontinental qualifying playoff. ESPN Deportes is reporting that the decision has already been made, but that an announcement will not be made until the conclusion of the Liga MX campaign of his current employer, Club America.
America starts their Liguilla playoff campaign on Sunday. Their season will conclude in mid-December if they make the final.
Juanjo Buscalia of FOX Sports posted on Twitter that 'El Turco' Antonio Mohamed is expected to take over from Herrera at America.
El Turco Mohamed dirigirá a las Aguilas del América en el próximo torneo mexicano— Juanjo Buscalia (@jbuscalia) November 20, 2013
Mohamed was previously the manager of Club Tijuana, who he took over shortly after their promotion to Liga MX in 2011. He guided them to their first ever league title less than a year later, capturing the 2012 Clausura. After a successful campaign in Copa Libertadores that included a win over world champions Corinthians, Mohamed stepped down in order to be closer to his family in Argentina. He currently manages Huracan -- who he played for -- in the Argentinian second division, but indicated that he was willing to return to Mexico for the right opportunity earlier in the fall.