Mexico (National Football)

Video: Mexico Manager Miguel Herrera Was Just as Insanely Passionate as a Player

Petr David Josek/Associated Press
BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIJune 25, 2014

Miguel Herrera has become something of a football celebrity at this World Cup. The Mexico manager, only at the helm since October, has guided his side into the knockout round and set the Internet alight in the process.

That's because his passionate sideline antics are an absolute goldmine for GIFs and Vines.

But as you can see in the video above, his passion is nothing new. In fact, some might say it was a little excessive back in his playing days, if his bone-crunching challenge at 0:40 is any indication. 

In another video, he appears to violently kick an opposing player, although the camera angle prevents a clear view of the incident.

So perhaps the next time you appreciate the wild screams and flailing of Mexico's manager, be grateful he's confined to his technical area and not still prowling the pitch.

[Punto Sport, H/T Reddit]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices