Blaise Bourgeois

Cuauhtémoc Blanco expresses desire to manage Mexico and Club América

Legendary Mexico striker Cuauhtémoc Blanco turned 46 years old on Thursday and he had a couple of pretty big birthday wishes.

“I want to be a manager,” Blanco exclaimed, “I have that burning desire. I want to be the manager of Club América and the Mexican National Team.”

Blanco appeared in well over 300 matches for América from 1992 to 2007 before making the move to Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.

In 2016, Blanco retired at age 43 after returning to América to play one final match for the club, hitting the crossbar during a 36-minute cameo.

Blanco is third on Mexico’s all-time scoring list with 39 goals in 120 appearances for El Tri, only behind Chicharito (50 goals) and Jared Borgetti (46).

He appeared in the 1998, 2002, and 2010 World Cups with Mexico and was the co-leading goal scorer in the 1999 Confederations Cup, where he scored the winning goal as Mexico defeated Brazil 4-3 at the Estadio Azteca.