In 2008 Gulliermo Barros Schelotto was a MLS Cup winner and the reigning Most Valuable Player. A decade later following a successful coaching spell in Argentina, Guille is heading back to the states to rescue a club that has lost its way in recent years.
Stalwart beat writer Kevin Baxter is reporting a source has revealed the Argentine has agreed to a multi-year deal to become the LA Galaxy’s newest manager. As we argued on Christmas Eve, the head coach who won back-to-back titles with Boca and a Copa Sudamericana with Lanus could thrive managing LA’s talented but lopsided roster.
Capturing Schelotto’s signature would cap off a fantastic debut month for new GM Dennis de Kloese, who has managed to retain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, re-sign Chris Pontius and Dave Romney, brought back Juninho at little cost and ushered in a newfound productiveness to the front office.
Should te Kloese and company manage to offload Giovani dos Santos to another buyer, a new era lies ahead for the original LA club.