Juan Carlos Osorio has quit as coach of Brazilian club Sao Paulo to take over Mexico's national team.
Sao Paulo announced the move on Tuesday, with club president Carlos Miguel Aidar saying in a statement: "I deeply regret Osorio's decision. He was doing a good job."
Mexico's national team director Santiago Banos had already mentioned his desire to choose a new coach by the end of this week.
"This has nothing to do with money," he said. "There are no agents involved. This is a personal and family decision. A lot has been discussed. Some have said that my wife is in Colombia, but she is here. My children have continued at school here and I am trying to be prudent."
Osorio has previously coached in the MLS with the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls.