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Former Manchester City Assistant to lead Mexico

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Juan Carlos Osorio will take over El Tri according to published reports

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According to published reports in the United States and Brazil, Juan Carlos Osorio will take over the Mexican National Team following El Tri's CONCACAF Cup match with the United States. The winner of that match will advance to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Osorio has reportedly left his post at Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paulo to take the Mexico job.

The Colombian Osorio worked as a coach in the United States before moving to Manchester as the conditioning coach in the summer of 2001. Osorio who holds a UEFA "A" license from the FA in England stayed with Manchester City for a several seasons before leaving to manage in his native Colombia.

Osorio's ties with Manchester City did not end there - in 2007 he accepted a job offer during midseason to become the Head Coach of the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. There Osorio was successful and lured Paulo Wanchope whom he worked with at City to the club. The next season Osorio left to manage the New York Red Bulls leading them to the MLS Cup Final where they lost to Colombus. Osorio helped get one last effective year out of Claudio Reyna, with whom he had worked with at City and whose injury record over the previous several seasons had limited his production.

Osorio ironically was replaced as Red Bulls Manager on a permanent basis by another former Blues Assistant, Hans Backe.