Former Argentina man Matias ALMEYDA has been named as the new coach of MLS club San Jose Earthquakes.
As we reported on Monday, there were strong rumors that ALMEYDA was set to become the new manager at San Jose Earthquakes. The club made it official posting the announcement on their website and social media. Jesse FIORANELLI, the general manager of the Earthquakes had this to say in regards to ALMEYDA:
“What we saw in Matias was a coach that brought success by creating a culture we strive to emulate. He has demonstrated leadership qualities in Argentina with River Plate and Banfield, as well as in Mexico with Chivas. He has always had a winning mentality, both as a player and a coach, and most importantly, he is someone that knows how to redirect a team in a difficult situation with a commitment to a distinct style of play and youth development.
“Matias came here because he welcomes the challenge of helping our organization open a new chapter after a grueling season. He had several other opportunities available to him from clubs and national teams around the world but made it very clear the Earthquakes were the one he wanted to lead.”
NEWS: Earthquakes Hire Matias Almeyda as Head Coach: https://t.co/6sEZ49LgDU#BienvenidoMatias ⚫️🔵 pic.twitter.com/uWNCclG7PS
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) October 8, 2018
Con humildad y trabajo haremos grandes cosas/ With humility and hard work we will do big things👊🏼⚽️ pic.twitter.com/2xh1l4EjFT
— Matías Jesús Almeyda (@peladoalmeyda) October 8, 2018
Good luck to ALMEYDA in the MLS!