The LA Galaxy have made it official, their manager for the upcoming season will be someone familiar with the MLS – Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
The Galaxy announced that Schelotto will be the man in charge. Schelotto is returning to the MLS where he played with the Columbus Crew from 2007-10.
Schelotto immediately made an impact with the Crew winning the 2008 MVP while leading the Crew to their first and only MLS Cup.
The native Argentinian played in his country professionally for 16 years before coming to America. First with Gimnasia La Plata and then with Argentine giants Boca Juniors.
With Boca Juniors, Schelotto made 300 appearances and had success domestically and on the continent lifting the Copa Libertadores three times as the best team in South America.
When his playing career was over Schelotto returned to Argentina to begin his coaching career with Lanus. There he helped the team win their first continental trophy winning the Copa Sudamerica in 2013.
Schelotto returned to Boca as the manager in 2016 where he cemented himself as a team legend winning back-to-back league titles in 2017 and 2018.
Galaxy general manger Dennis te Kloese produced this statement on the team’s hire:
“Guillermo is a proven winner who has experience coaching, playing and winning for big clubs. It is our hope that Guillermo’s managing style and familiarity with MLS will bring trophies and championships to LA Galaxy fans and the city of Los Angeles.”
Schelotto will have his work cut out for him, as the Galaxy missed the MLS playoffs for the last two seasons and have gone trophy less since winning the 2014 MLS Cup.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I am excited to get to work. The LA Galaxy have long been the standard in MLS and I am ready to push the club to new heights.”
With the front office and coaching turmoil the last two seasons the Galaxy are asking for Schelotto to bring back stability and winning to the club.
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