Aguirre ,no more the Mexican coach MEXICO CITY (AP) — Javier Aguirre has stepped down as Mexico's national team coach, three days after his team was knocked out of the World Cup by Argentina in the round of 16. It marked the fifth straight time that Mexico has been eliminated at this stage.
Aguirre made the announcement Wednesday at a packed news conference in Mexico City. Aguirre was appointed 15 months ago in his second stint at Mexico coach. He also coached the team in the 2002 World Cup, but was replaced after Mexico was eliminated by the United States.
Aguirre is Mexico's fourth coach in four years and the fifth since Argentine Ricardo La Volpe was released after the 2006 World Cup.
Several reports suggest Aguirre is one of highest paid national team coaches with an annual salary of about $4 million. Only Italy coach Marcelo Lippi and England coach Fabio Capello are believed to earn more. Aguirre earns about 10 times more then U.S. coach Bob Bradley.