SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – On Monday the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefutbol) announced the hiring of Luis Fernando Suarez as the new Head Coach of the Costa Rica Senior Men’s National Team.
Suarez brings a wealth of experience to the position, with 27 years of coaching experience in football, including leading Ecuador to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and fellow Concacaf nation Honduras to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Suarez will begin work with the Ticos in the final week of June in preparation for next month’s 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
The Colombian manager was at the helm of Honduras during both the 2011 and 2013 Gold Cups, coaching 10 matches and leading Honduras to a 4W-2D-4L record in that period.
In 2011, Suarez’s Gold Cup debut started with a 0-0 draw versus Guatemala and ended with a semifinal finish, narrowly losing to eventual champions Mexico 2-0 in extra time.
Two years later in the 2013 edition, Suarez guided Honduras to three victories during the tournament and another semifinal finish, falling 3-1 to eventual champions United States.