The opinions over who should take over with El Tri are varied. There really doesn't seem to be an overwhelmingly popular candidate, at least not like it was when Hugo Sanchez was up for the job. Over the past week or so, I've collected some quotes from some players, coaches and execs from Mexico and their different suggestions on who should take over.
A small sampling...
Manuel Lapuente [ex-Mexico, current Tigres coach] - Raul Arias (of San Luis). He has experience and knows how to run a team. Also, he knows that players will respond.
Francisco Fonseca - I've always said that the Mexican national team should count on Mexican coaches.
Victor Mahbub [Pumas exec] - Javier Aguirre would be a good option. I believe Mr. Aguirre depends on qualifying for Champions League and how he finishes in league, if he can finish in the top six or if Atletico Madrid does not want to re-sign him.
Jared Borgetti - (Ricardo Lavolpe) would be excellent. He is a coach who knows about World Cup qualifying and I'm sure that if we qualified the last time, we could surely do it again with him.
Cesar Villaluz - (Jesus Ramirez) is a coach who has worked with the youth national teams and has done things well. Now that he has a chance hopefully he can get results that would allow him to continue.
Andres Guardado - (Ricardo Lavolpe) is the best coach I have ever had.
Guillermo Alvarez Cuevas [Cruz Azul president] - There is no rush. All are excellent professionals but the only thing I can say is that it should be a coach who knows the Mexican game and has worked here before.