The Mexican Football Federation announced on Thursday that Ricardo "Tuca" Feretti would become the next coach of the Mexican National Soccer team.

The announcement came in a released made by Federation president Decio de Maria, and ends weeks of speculation as to who would be named the next head coach of El Tri, in the wake of the sudden and controversial departure of Miguel "El Piojo" Herrera.

Ferretti currently coaches U.A.N.L. Tigres club in Liga MX, and led the team to the 2014 Apertura Final against Club America last winter. Club America ultimately went on to hoist the trophy, but Ferretti instantly became a hot commodity in the coaching world by leading Tigres to the final.

For now, Ferretti will hold an interim label as manager of El Tri, and will be manning the sidelines in two September friendlies against Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina. He is also expected to coach the team during their crucial one-game playoff for a berth in the Confederations Cup as the past two CONCACAF Gold Cup Champions square off when the United States goes head to head with Mexico.

Presumably, Ferretti will be graded on his performance as manager during these matches with the most important game being the Oct. 10 clash with the United States. If Ferretti can lead El Tri to victory over their rivals the U.S. then Ferretti's interim label will surely become permanent.

"It will be up to four games," De Maria told ESPN. "We will talk later about what happens if the results are positive. Next week will be able to make a conference and give specific details."

According to reports, Ferretti will be allowed to continue to coach Tigres while simultaneously maintaining his duties with the national team. The deal is similar to Miguel Herrera's original deal when he first took over as manager for El Tri, and was able to continue to coach Club America for the remainder of the 2013 Apertura season.

Ferretti is 61 years old and hails from Brazil. He holds both Brazilian and Mexican citizenship and has lived and played in Mexico for many years. He has been spectacular as coach for Tigures leading them to the Copa Libertadores tournament and the 2014 Apertura final.

Ferretti will now be in charge of assembling a roster for the upcoming friendless on Sept. 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah against Trinidad and Tobago and Sept. 8th in Arlington, Texas against Argentina. The big game that will ultimately decide Ferretti's fate will take place on Oct. 10th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena against the United States.