Lavolpe to stand down as Mexico coach

MEXICO CITY, July 5, 2006 (AFP) – Mexico’s World Cup coach Ricardo Lavolpe is to stand down from the position and instead take up a managerial job in Europe, Mexican Football federation chief Alberto de la Torre said late Tuesday.

Lavolpe’s target in Germany had been at least to get Mexico to the last eight, but he failed to achieve that as his side lost 2-1 to Argentina in the last 16 round.