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21 Reasons Mexico's Head Coach Should Be Your Favorite Human Being

Forget your family and friends, Miguel Herrera is all you'll ever need.

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DISCLAIMER: This post has absolutely nothing to do with Miguel Herrera's truly amazing coaching job. Sure, his ability to take over a dysfunctional Mexico team and transforming it into one of the best stories of the World Cup is a great story, but this post is solely dedicated to something EVEN BETTER — celebrating Miguel Herrera — the man.

5. Because this inexplicable Spanish ska music video featuring Miguel and a cannon.

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No words.

6. Because this is how he looked in his playing days...

Herrera had a 14-year club career in Mexico and was considered for the 1994 Mexican World Cup team, but lost out on the chance due to his hotheadedness — aka overflowing PASSION.

7. Because MULLET.

8. And because he proudly has a framed picture of his glorious mullet.

Yeah, that haircut was not a mistake, he was damn PROUD of his mullet.

9. Because he was nicknamed "El Piojo" (meaning louse or pest) during his playing career.

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As you can see, Herrera wasn't exactly the most talented player on the pitch, but he played with a lot of heart and was a deliberate pest to opponents.

10. Because he gives ZERO fucks.

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Yeah, both of these GIFs are from the same game — a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in 1994 against Honduras. He was sent off after this challenge, and dismissed from El Tri soon after — for being a reckless badass who would do anything to win.

11. And he doesn't take shit from anyone.

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12. Because he's a master of the photobomb.

Que tercia y atrás el metໜhe jajaja

13. And he looks like a Danny DeVito doppelgänger in this picture with Tom Brady.

El me pidió una foto no se quien es, ni si a ganado algo, pero le hice el d໚ al chavo

Miguel Herrera@MiguelHerreraDT

El me pidió una foto no se quien es, ni si a ganado algo, pero le hice el d໚ al chavo

4:34 PM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. Because he's totally metal...

Esta foto fue en la presentación de la canción de @moderatto para @miseleccionmx @MovistarMX

Miguel Herrera@MiguelHerreraDT

Esta foto fue en la presentación de la canción de @moderatto para @miseleccionmx @MovistarMX

7:41 PM - 26 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. And a fearless thrill seeker...

Ayer me aventé en paracas. Se siente incre໛le!

Miguel Herrera@MiguelHerreraDT

Ayer me aventé en paracas. Se siente incre໛le!

4:49 PM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. Who loves moster trucks...

Con el piloto de El Diablo JP Ruggiero del show Monster Jam. Incre໛le el carrito.

Miguel Herrera@MiguelHerreraDT

Con el piloto de El Diablo JP Ruggiero del show Monster Jam. Increà»›le el carrito.

3:00 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. And manning a charcoal grill like a motherfuckin' boss.

18. Because rain or shine, he always brings his A-game.

As Roger Bennett from Men In Blazers so eloquently put it, Miguel Herrera has experienced "more happiness [in one goal celebration] than any Englishman has felt in [his] entire generation."

Mexico will face off against Netherlands at 12:00 p.m. on June 29.

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