Mexico manager Tata Martino has become the first coach of the 2022 World Cup to lose his job, Abbeylivenetwork.com understand.
The legendary Martino was axed following Mexico’s frustrating campaign in Qatar, which saw them eliminated in the group stages.
The Tricolor were sent packing after they finished third in Group C of the tournament with four points.
Mexico kicked off their campaign with a draw against Poland before Argentina stunned them 2-0 in their second fixture.
The result meant that they needed to beat Saudi Arabia by a bigger goal margin in their final group match or hope for a heavy defeat for Poland at the hands of Argentina in the other group fixture.
While Poland went on to lose 2-0 against Messi’s Argentina, Mexico’s 2-1 win against Saudi Arabia was not enough to book them a spot in the last 16.
Mexico was therefore eliminated on goal difference, with Poland advancing at their expense.
According to The Sun, the team’s early exit from the tournament rendered Martino jobless, with the manager’s four-year reign with the team coming to an end.
Gerardo "Tata" Martino's contract with Mexico has been terminated after their side failed to qualify for the round of 16 pic.twitter.com/UjldEmfzyI
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