Aguirre Steps Down as Mexico's National Team Coach

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:04pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:33pm

Wednesday, June 30:  After a 3-1 defeat to Argentina in the knockout stage of the World Cup, Javier Aguirre has stepped down as Head Coach of Mexico.  The loss to Argentina marked the 5th straight World Cup in which Mexico has been eliminated in the first knockout stage of the World Cup, and the 2nd straight by Argentina.  Aguirre made the announcement today at a packed news conference in Mexico City. "I have to leave, it's the most honest thing to do," he said. Aguirre was appointed 15 months ago in his second stint at Mexico coach. He coached the team in the 2002 World Cup but was replaced after Mexico were eliminated by the USA.  Aguirre is Mexico's fourth coach in four years and the fifth since the Argentinian Ricardo La Volpe was released after the 2006 World Cup.

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