Monday, June 5, 2023

Davino and Lilini join Mexico’s national teams

Duilio Davino was named sporting director of the national teams and Argentine Andrés Llini was left in charge of the youth teams, the Mexican Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday.

Davino, 47, was a professional player for 18 years, playing 85 matches for the senior team. As a manager, he was president of Monterrey between 2015 and 2022, a period in which he won a league title, two CONCACAF Champions Leagues and two MX Cups.

He replaces Jaime Ordiales, who left office in early May. He has not completed half a year in office since being replaced by Gerardo Torrado.

Lilini served for five years in the lower ranks of Morelia. He was also on the same field with Boca Juniors and CSKA Moscow in his home country between 2011 and 2014.

The Argentine spent three years in the Pumas academy before taking charge of the first team in 2020. They reached a Liga MX runner-up and CONCACAF Champions League finish.

His last job on the bench was in the Clausura 2023 with Nexaxa.

Lilini’s position is newly created. In the past, directors of national teams also managed minor categories.

The changes were among the first to be negotiated under the administration of the Mexican federation’s new president, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, who was appointed to the post on Monday to replace Yon de Luisa.

Following the fiasco at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where Mexico crashed out of a group stage for the first time since 1978, the owners of the top 18 teams have launched a new action plan to try to improve results.

In the previous meeting on Monday, apart from Rodríguez’s appointment, approval was given to reduce the number of foreign players on the field from eight to seven, besides creating a new division for players under the age of 23. Other Initiatives.

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