The missing millionaire Miguel Herrera after beating Christian Martinoli

The missing millionaire Miguel Herrera after beating Christian Martinoli (Photo: EFE)

Mexican football has one of the most unusual anecdotes in the history of the national sport, as on 28 July 2015, the team coach Mexican Football Choice, Michael Herrera, can not stand to receive criticism or insults from Christian Martinoli, so after winning golden cup hit a sports commentator after a heated argument.

That fact led to his departure from the national team and ending 21 months of work on the head Tricolor, where he played the playoffs for 2014 Brazil World Cup, Copa América with alternative teams and the Gold Cup.

Despite the positive results, as he was able to qualify for the World Cup, staying a few minutes from the quarter-finals and earning the region title, The criticism for the style of play doesn’t stop and during the controversial Concacaf tournament, the pressure gave in to the Mexican coach and he stopped earning huge sums of money for his contract with the national team and the sponsors he had signed.

Miguel Herrera has one of the best salaries in Mexican football for a coach (Photo: EFE/ Miguel Sierra9
Miguel Herrera has one of the best salaries in Mexican football for a coach (Photo: EFE/ Miguel Sierra9

During his time with the Mexican national team, the Cuautepec native won approx 132 million Mexican pesos. More than $6 million currently, in the concept of salary as a technical director and with other great incentives from sponsors during this time, among which stand out Movistar, Sky and until Chiapas government.

Information collected in database Mxsports and from Mario Uvence Rojas, owner Chiapas Tourism Secretary at the time, he revealed that even before his dismissal for violating the FMF code of conduct, Miguel Herrera receives 15 million pesos (USD 754 thousand) just to participate in the campaign Chiapassionate, apart from the others 3 million pesos (USD 150,000) for a Green Party promotional tweet at the height of the election period, in an act that is also unlawful.

Moreover, according to the report presented by the magazine Forbes, that lice Herrera He has a contract with the Mexican national team. IDR 2 million 700 thousand per year, which due to the exchange rate at that time was approx 40 million Mexican pesos.

Miguel Herrera is minutes away from qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (Photo: AFP)
Miguel Herrera is minutes away from qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (Photo: AFP)

At the time of losing his temper and attacking a sports commentator, the article he ripped at Mexican Football Federation Code of Conduct are as follows:

“FMF members, affiliates, and third parties involved, must convey to the media with respect, always provide clear and honest information in accordance with applicable regulations.”

Due to the contract clause that has been signed by lice, which includes a review every time the tournament ends, Miguel was unable to collect a single peso as compensation, because the FMF has sufficient arguments not to maintain the contractual relationship without having to pay the termination clause, According to Forbes.

This means not receiving the agreed salary for one year and severing ties with the sponsor he has signed as Movistar you segundamano, among other things so Michael Herrera he had to start his monetary negotiations from scratch.

File photo of Miguel Herrera directing America at the Mexico tournament.  Azteca Stadium, Mexico City.  December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
File photo of Miguel Herrera directing America at the Mexico tournament. Azteca Stadium, Mexico City. December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

After passing through Mexico, Michael Herrera He had a short time with Xolos from Tijuana, until 2017 arrives again in american club, where his finances recovered greatly two years later.

in Copapa, Michael Herrera signed a contract for a figure similar to what he received at Mexican team, because according to the information collected by the portal Target, the strategist accepts about USD 2,000,000 per year, near 40 million pesos currently, even without media exposure he leads Tricolor.

Now with UANL tiger, that lice will receive about $3 million a year, based on Economist, where he is consolidated as one of the best-paid strategists in Mexico.

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