Tuesday's cover of Guadalajara sports daily Cancha.
The story isn't so much about Hugo Sanchez, as he'd been written off by many Mexican pundits since the Olympic qualifying debacle. The focus is now on who will guide the team in qualifying and beyond.
To me, the best candidate for this job is Javier Aguirre. He's a proven winner and a leader, two qualities FMF officials said they required from the next coach. Aguirre has not coached in Mexico since 2001 but has won a league title and played in the league and likely knows the depth pool very well.
However, I don't think the job would appeal to "Vasco" Aguirre much. Aguirre coaches Atletico Madrid and has had success in La Liga, both in his current post and with Osasuna. Both he and Sanchez set high standards for themselves, but Vasco did so with actual on-the-field results, not words. The pressure then would be immense for Vasco to deliver not just a World Cup group winner but more than that, not just winning but winning with flair and I'm not sure how realistic that is.
Still, Vasco would know how to handle the pressure and scrutiny. He crashed out of the World Cup to the US in 2002 but somehow managed to maintain his level of popularity despite an early exit. Perhaps it's because Vasco was only on the job for about a year and turned the team around substantially in that time. Enrique Meza did his best to drive El Tri into the ground but Vasco righted those wrongs, rather quickly too.
The great equalizer, however, is money and the FMF has plenty of it. With enough money and some conversations with old friends, maybe Vasco could be swayed into taking over El Tri once again.
ADD: According to Cancha, other candidates the FMF will pursue are Frank Rijkaard, Jose Pekerman, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Carlos Bianchi.