Costa Rica announces new coach

Rene Simoes is the new national coach of Costa Rica.

The 56-year-old Brazilian takes over from Rodrigo Kenton who was sacked earlier this week after a three-game losing streak put Costa Rica’s World Cup qualifying chances in jeopardy.

Simoes managed Jamaica from 1994 – 2000 and took them to the World Cup in France in 1998.

He also led the Brazil women's national football team to silver medal spot at the 2004 Olympics, and has coached Trinidad and Tobago, the Iran under-23 side, and Portuguese club side Vitoria.

A second brief spell with Jamaica ended in September 2008 after a poor World Cup qualifying campaign.

Simoes became the manager of Fluminense in October 2008. They sacked him in March 2009.

He then became manager of Coritiba but moved on again in August.

It remains to be seen whether his stay with Costa Rica is any more successful.

1 comment:

Jamaicafest said...

As a Jamaican I admire Rene Simoes for taking us to the 1998 World Cup. However Costa Rica is still in with a chance of qualifying so Simoes might pull it off.

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