Mexico coach Javier
Aguirre is to join Spanish side Osasuna
after the World Cup.
The 44-year-old Mexican, a former striker at the Spanish
club, replaces Miguel Angel Lotina who was recently appointed
the new coach of Celta Vigo.
Osasuna narrowly avoided relegation last term but finished
two points above the drop zone to retain their first division
status for the third season running.
"I'm happy for him, he has worked very hard and I hope other (Mexican) coaches and players can access European football", said Mexican defender Rafael Marquez, who plays for Monaco.
Aguirre, who previously coached Mexican sides Pachuca and
Atlante during his career, took charge of the national side last year
mid-way through their World Cup qualification campaign.
His predecessor Enrique Meza was sacked after defeats against Costa Rica and Honduras.
Aguirre's appointment helped revive the team, and a run of four
wins and a draw eventually saw them qualify in second place in
their group behind Costa Rica.
Mexico won their opening World Cup match against Croatia 1-0 and could clinch qualification for the second round with a win
against Ecuador on Sunday.
They meet Italy in their final
group G game on 13 June.