José Manuel de la Torre
For the baseball player, see José De La Torre.
|Full name||José Manuel de la Torre Menchaca|
|Date of birth||November 13, 1965|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre Menchaca (born on November 13, 1965) in Guadalajara, Jalisco popularly nicknamed Chepo, is a Mexican football manager and former attacking midfielder. He is currently the manager of Mexico national football team.
"Chepo" came up through the Chivas youth academies, and was an important player on all the teams he played for. He played a short time in Europe with Spanish Liga club Real Oviedo, having a lot of activity, where he played 32 games and scored 8 goals. He became champion with Chivas in the 1986 season defeating Cruz Azul at Estadio Jalisco. He also played at Puebla F.C., Cruz Azul, Tigres, and Necaxa, and Chivas de Guadalajara. He was also called up for the Mexican national team on various occasions, but unfortunately he was never called for a FIFA World Cup.
On December 10, 2006 he won the 11th championship of Chivas, becoming the youngest coach to win a championship in the last decade at age 40 years & 27 days, and making Chivas de Guadalajara the most successful Club in the Primera División de México.
In mid 2008, "El Chepo" became the coach of Club Toluca. In the beginning of the season Club Toluca had a relatively weak start, but improved as the season progressed, finishing with a five game non-losing streak and taking 13 out of 15 points. They then went on to win the tournament.
Mexico national football team 
On October 18, 2010 it was announced that de la Torre would become the new manager of Mexico at the end of the 2010 Torneo Apertura. De la Torre made his debut as Mexico's manager on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina which Mexico won 2-0. De la Torre's first tournament as Mexico's manager was the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. His first game of the tournament was on June 8, 2011 against El Salvador which Mexico won impressively 5-0. De la Torre and the Mexican team continued to impress throughout the group stage and won all three of their group stage matches including the 5-0 win over El Salvador, another 5-0 win against Cuba and a 4-1 win over Costa Rica. De la Torre's Mexico team would go undefeated throughout the tournament, winning all 6 of their games which culminated in a 4-2 win in the final against their rivals United States. De la Torre's first defeat as Mexico's manager came on October 11, 2011 in a friendly against Brazil, who came back and won 2-1. De la Torre's final match of 2011 was against Serbia which Mexico won 2-0. This brought his statistics to 11 wins 4 draws and only 1 loss for the year, only 6 of these wins were matches of significant importance which were the 6 wins at the Gold Cup.
With Club Guadalajara
With Club Toluca
- Primera División de México
- Best Coach of the tournament: Bicentenario 2010
International goals 
|1.||June 30, 1991||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Canada||2–0||3–1||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|2.||December 4, 1991||Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Mexico||Hungary||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3.||March 8, 1992||Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico||CIS||2–0||4–0||Friendly|
|4.||October 7, 1992||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||El Salvador||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|5.||November 15, 1992||Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico||Honduras||1–0||2–0||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||November 22, 1992||Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico||Costa Rica||4–0||4–0||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
As of 17 April 2013.