• Thursday Jan 03, 2013

    Solis named Herediano head coach

    HEREDIA, Costa Rica -- CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalist Herediano announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Mauricio Solis to become its next head coach.

    The 40-year-old is the Costa Rican side's third manager in six months. He replaces Claudio Jara, who took the reigns in August following the resignation of Jacques Odir.

    Jara, played 46 times for Costa Rica from 1983 to 1994 after making his professional debut for Herediano in 1982. Last month, he guided Herediano to the finals of the Costa Rican Torneo Invierno, where the club fell to Alajuelense 3-2 on aggregate.

    Solis, who won 110 caps for Costa Rica, enjoyed a lengthy career that began in 1990 with Herediano. After stops with clubs such as Derby County (England), San Jose Earthquakes (USA), OFI Crete (Greece), Irapuato (Mexico) and Comunicaciones (Guatemala), he retired in 2010 as a member of his original team.

    The new coaching staff, which is comprised by Briance Camacho (assistant), Vinicio Montero (assistant), Milton Rivas (trainer) and Oscar Mora (goalkeeping coach), will begin its work on Wednesday, January 9.

    Herediano's first game in the 2013 Torneo Verano is scheduled for January 13 against Santos de Guápiles. It will also meet the LA Galaxy in the Champions League quarterfinals on March 7 and 13.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Quarterfinal Matchups Determined for Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/16

Eight teams through to knockout rounds as Club America remains in the hunt to defend 2015 title

Road to SCCL: MLS Cup Playoff Update

With three of the United States’ four representatives to the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) already decided, the MLS Cup playoffs will be the determining factor in settling on the last entrant.

SCCL Scene: Mexican, U.S. clubs lead the way

SCCL Scene is a CONCACAF.com feature that takes a deeper look into the games, people, places and unique elements of CONCACAF’s premier competition for clubs.

LA Galaxy’s offseason arrives unexpectedly

The final weeks of the LA Galaxy’s 2015 season didn’t end in the originally envisioned fashion.

Gordon goal gives LA Galaxy SCCL quarterfinal spot

Alan Gordon scored in the 82nd minute to lift the visiting LA Galaxy to a 1-1 draw with Central FC on Wednesday