So US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann likes to fly through the air in a helicopter? Well, his Mexican counterpart, Miguel Herrera, just likes to fly in the air. Period.
As in skydiving.
On Monday, Herrera took to jumping out of a plane for the first time in his life and the cameras were all over it in Cuautla, Morelos (see video above).
Just what El Tri fans wanted to see less than six months before the World Cup: The coach who finally got them to the big dance after an agonizing journey -- he was the third Mexico coach in a matter of a few months -- doing daredevil stunts.
But those same fans also know that Herrera is not your run-of-the-mill head coach. From his antics on the sideline (you have to see this GIF of one of his epic goal celebrations) to his press conferences, he marches to his own beat.
With the made-for-TV spectacle behind him, Herrera was back at work on Thursday announcing his roster ahead of a Jan. 29 friendly against South Korea in San Antonio. Aside from the additions of five younger players, there were no big surprises. Herrera was predictable for a change.
Ayer me aventé en paracaídas. Se siente increíble! pic.twitter.com/8r8LU20Ke9— Miguel Herrera (@MiguelHerreraDT) January 20, 2014
Aquí el video del salto en paracaídas. http://t.co/f0ZTqHH89Z— Miguel Herrera (@MiguelHerreraDT) January 20, 2014