Víctor Manuel Vucetich
|Full name||Víctor Manuel Vucetich Rojas|
|Date of birth||25 June 1955|
|Place of birth||Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2015
With a career spanning more than thirty years, Vucetich is one of the most decorated managers in Mexican football. He has coached ten teams in the Primera División, winning five league championships with four clubs. He has also won four Copa México championships, an InterLiga championship and two second division titles, as well as three CONCACAF Champions League cups.
In October 2010, Víctor Manuel Vucetich was identified as the most advanced of the candidates to fill the vacant post of the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team), even receiving an official contact after several weeks of "scratching in the realm of speculation", as he called it. He ultimately ruled out the possibility of taking over the national team, citing commitments with then-employer Monterrey as well as personal reasons. In a statement, club officials said: "Monterrey reports that, Mr. Víctor Manuel Vucetich traveled to Mexico City for talks with officials of the Mexican Football Federation. This gathering, was like that which will be given to other managers who are part of the process launched by the Federation to define the next coach of the Mexican national team." On October 16, Vucetich offered a press conference along with the Monterrey club directors to explain his role as a father, thus declining the opportunity to coach the national team, stating: "Yesterday evening is ultimately where I determined to step aside to avoid a larger problem for the federation, so that someone can give their full time to the national team. The reasons for which I have made this decision are personal and family related more than anything."
On September 12, 2013, a few days after leaving Monterrey, Vucetich was officially named coach of the Mexico national team. He won his first match in charge, a vital 2-1 win over visiting Panama national team, which was Mexico's first victory at the Azteca in the final round of qualifications.
On October 17, two days after Mexico lost their match against Costa Rica national team, Vucetich was sacked, being replaced by Miguel Herrera. This occurred after the polemics that arose after the team's abysmal performance in their World Cup qualifying campaign, managing to reach the play-off against New Zealand national team due to the United States's 3–2 victory over Panama.
On 23 February 2015 Vucetich was officially appointed as Querétaro F.C. head coach. In his first season of arrival, he led Querétaro to their first final in its team's history facing Santos Laguna. In the first leg Los Gallos lost 5-0, but came back winning the second leg 3-0, unfortunately fell short by two goals. His tenure with the club ended in 2017.
- As of 30 December 2016
|Veracruz||4 March 2005||3 September 2006||28||10||7||11||29||37||−8||35.71|
|Chiapas||15 February 2007||7 September 2007||20||5||7||8||18||29||−11||25.00|
|Monterrey||9 January 2009||26 August 2013||229||107||65||57||369||135||+234||46.72|
|Mexico||12 September 2013||17 October 2013||2||1||0||1||3||3||+0||50.00|
|Querétaro F.C.||23 February 2015||Present||88||34||21||33||127||111||+16||38.64|
- Potros Neza
- Segunda División (1): 1988–89
- Tecos UAG
- Primera División (1): 1993–94
- Copa México (1): 1995–96
- Cruz Azul
- Copa México (1): 1996–97
- Primera División (1): 2003 Apertura
- Primera División (2): 2009 Apertura, 2010 Apertura
- InterLiga (1): 2010
- CONCACAF Champions League (3): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
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- "Monterrey's window is rapidly closing". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-01-05.