Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune paints a good picture of the circumstances behind Hugo Sanchez's hiring and how his unraveling did not exactly come as a surprise to federation officials and league owners.
Zeigler says that Mexico tried - and failed - to hire Jurgen Klinsmann, Vicente Del Bosque and Marcelo Bielsa before setting on Sanchez in late 2006. Would any of the trio have succeeded where Sanchez failed? It's difficult to say, but the overwhelming amount of support for Sanchez in 2006 pretty much left the federation in a position where they had no choice but to hire Sanchez.
At least now, if Sanchez were to criticize the FMF or the Mexican national team coach, few would listen.