LA Galaxy Hire Guillermo Barros Schelotto as Their New Head Coach

Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Photo by Bagu Blanco/REX/Shutterstock

LA Galaxy have finally found their new head coach. The team announced on Wednesday that former Boca Juniors boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto will take over the team for 2019 MLS season.

The news was confirmed on Galaxy’s official social media.

“After a comprehensive search, domestically and internationally, we believe Guillermo will be a landmark signing for this club,” – said Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese. “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.”

After Sigi Schmid resigned in September, LA Galaxy considered several high profile names as candidates for their head coaching vacancy in the past few months Former Portland Timbers’ manager Caleb Porter seemed like the man for the job until recently but ended up passing on the opportunity. This is when the team turned to Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who was one of the candidates in the early stages of their search.

“I am honored to be the head coach for the most decorated club in Major League Soccer,” – said Schelotto in a statement. “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.”

Schelotto spent the last two years with Boca Juniors, where he had lots of success and managed to win two Argentina’s Primera División titles. He also reached the finals of the Copa Libertadores, where Boca suffered a defeat from their bitter rivals River Plate.