Today's Ricardo Ferretti Talking Points
Ricardo Ferretti de Oliveira (born 22 February 1954) is a Brazilian former professional footballer and current manager of Liga MX club Tigres UANL. Ferretti has held Mexican citizenship since 2006. He is commonly referred to by his nickname Tuca.
Ferretti as a player was a multifunctional midfielder with a powerful right shot and ability to score and assist goals. He was deployed as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder and winger. He spent most of his playing career with Pumas UNAM. He also played for Botafogo, Vasco da Gama and Bonsucesso in his native Brazil, and Atlas, Toros Neza, Monterrey and Toluca in Mexico.
As a manager, he has had three separate stints with Tigres UANL, two with Pumas UNAM, and has also managed Toluca, Guadalajara and Monarcas Morelia. He is known for his ordered style focused on possession, the strict discipline he demands from his players and his aggressiveness on the bench. He is one of two managers in Mexican football history to manage 1,000 league matches, the other being Ignacio Trelles.
Ferretti served for four matches as interim manager of Mexico in 2015. He won the 2015 CONCACAF Cup against the United States on October 10, 2015 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Ferritti has made Tigres UANL one of the most successful clubs in Mexico during his third stint since 2010; as Tigres ranked one of the top 20 clubs in the world according to IFFHS and ranked number one in CONCACAF as of 2016.Close