There's a little over three weeks before Mexico and the United States clash at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with a birth in the Confederations Cup on the line.

The world knows that Ricardo "Tuco" Ferretti will be the manager of EL Tri at that time, but news out of Mexico suggests that he won't have that title for long as ESPN reports that the Mexican Football Federation is close to signing Sao Paolo manager, Juan Carlos Osorio.

Osorio, known throughout the world as "El Recreacionista" (The Recreationist), is a Colombian born soccer player turned head coach with a lengthy resume of coaching throughout the world.

Osorio started his career with the Millonarios in Colombia where he thrived for a year before taking over the Chicago Fire of MLS. After leading the Fire to the playoffs, Osorio was poached by the New York Red Bulls where he lead them to their first career MLS Cup Final where they lost to the Columbus Crew.

He returned to Colombia in 2009 to coach Once Caldas, before making the move to Mexico where he became the manager of Puebla FC. His stint in Liga MX was short however and he returned to Colombia where he managed Atlético Nacional for four seasons before making the movie so Brazil where he took over as top man for São Paulo.

Osorio is expected to take over the reigns for El Tri after the match on Oct. 12th in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but the question remains if the rumblings will be a distraction as the current team prepares for highly touted match against their closest rivals.

"Since it was announced that the Mexican National team has initiated talks with Osorio, the atmosphere in the club is not the best, managers do not take kindly to their current coach," one source inside Mexico's training camp said.

São Paulo has been struggling greatly going 2-4 in their list six games, which makes the move to sign the Colombian coach a bit of a surprise, but with Ferretti pulling double duty between El Tri and Tigres, the announcement of a long-term replacement should not come as a surprise to people.