Ignacio Trelles Campos, who coached Mexico at three World Cups, has died at the age of 103.
Popularly known as ‘Don Nacho’, Trelles led Mexico in 117 international matches.
He coached Mexico in the 1958, 1962 and 1966 World Cup tournaments, FIFA said, and was also in charge of the team in the 1964 and 1968 Olympic football tournaments.
Trelles’ death was announced by his former club Cruz Azul, whom he led to back-to-back Primera Division titles in 1978-79 and 1979-80.
In all, Trelles won seven Mexican league titles as a coach – a record – having also won three championships as a player.
His other coaching domestic title triumphs came with Marte de Morelos, Zacatepec and Toluca. Trelles took charge of 1,083 matches in the Primera Division.
On the World Cup stage, he was only able to enjoy one victory, when Mexico beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 in a group game at the 1962 finals, held in Chile.
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