LA Galaxy Parts Ways with Manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto

Guillermo Barros Schelotto in 2019. Photo by Bagu Blanco/REX/Shutterstock

Guillermo Barros Schelotto is no longer LA Galaxy’s manager. The MLS side fired the Argentian on Thursday, confirming the news on social media.

Galaxy also parted ways with Barros Schelotto’s staff, including assistants Gustavo Barros Schelotto and Ariel Pereyra as well as goalkeeping coach Juan José Romero and performance coach Javier Valdecanto.

With the 2020 MLS season being close to an end, Galaxy will wait until the offseason to start a search for a new manager. Until then, assistant Dominic Kinnear will guide the club on an interim basis.

Speaking about the move, LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese said that Barros Schelotto’s dismissal resulted from the club’s poor performances. Galaxy is currently sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference, with only five wins in 19 games.

“Based on results, we have decided to go in a different direction,” said te Kloese. “The LA Galaxy is a club that is built on winning on the field and being representative of the championship mentality and pedigree that you expect in Los Angeles.”

Guillermo Barros Schelotto took over the club in January 2019, coming to MLS after stints with Palermo and Boca Juniors.

In his first season with Galaxy, Barros Schelotto reached semi-finals in the West. This year, however, the team struggled despite making some big moves, and the organization eventually decided it was time for a change of course with the ever-increasing competition around the league.