Mexico coach Aguirre quits
Mexico City, Mexico (Sports Network) - Mexico coach Javier Aguirre resigned on Wednesday, just days after the Mexicans were eliminated from the World Cup.
Aguirre guided Mexico to second place in Group A in South Africa, but the team was eliminated in the round of 16 for the fifth straight time. Argentina beat Mexico, 3-1, on Sunday.
"It's very clear. The first person responsible is me. I believe that I have to resign my job," Aguirre said at a news conference.
"It's the most honest solution, the fairest and it's something I have to do."
Aguirre started his second spell as Mexican coach in April of 2009, and turned around a disappointing qualifying campaign. Mexico finished second in CONCACAF qualifying behind the United States.
He previously guided Mexico to the 2002 World Cup, where it lost in the round of 16 to the U.S.
07/01 13:43:42 ET