Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
World Cup coaches, who's staying, who's leaving
by Paul Kennedy, July 25th, 2014 8:58PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  argentina, colombia, costa rica, iran, nigeria, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[MAKING A LIST] Jorge Pinto became the 12th coach to definitively leave the team he coached at the World Cup as he resigned as head coach of Costa Rica, which he took to the quarterfinals. The shock move came after he said he was tired of sleeping "with the enemy for a year and a half" in reference to members of the coaching staff.

The future of three more World Cup coaches with their teams is still up in the air:

-- Alejandro Sabella
was still not certain about his future following a meeting with Argentine federation president Julio Grondona, who would like Sabella to stay on and insisted he has no "Plan B."

-- Jose Pekerman announced this week he was taking a leave of absence as Colombia's head coach. His future will be decided during talks that take place in early December.

-- Following Nigeria's exit from the World Cup in the round of 16, it was widely reported that Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi had resigned, but he dismissed the reports, saying, "Resignations are not done on the pages of newspapers, but formally." That proved to be prophetic as he is talking with the Nigerian Football Federation about renewing his contract.

Another coach still in charge to the surprise of many is Hong Myung-bo following South Korea's poor showing in Brazil. Of the 17 coaches still in charge, nine coached teams that did not survive the first round.

Three coaches have already found new jobs, and the future of a fourth could be known on Saturday. That's when South Africa will name its new coach. The South African media have reported that Carlos Queiroz will return to coach the Bafana Bafana for a second time, though the Iranian federation is making a late bid to convince him to return as the boss of Team Melli.

2014 World Cup Coaches:
PLANNED CHANGE:

Greece Fernando Santos, contract ended.
Replacement: Claudio Ranieri.
Netherlands Louis van Gaal, resigned, now Man United manager.
Replacement: Guus Hiddink.
Switzerland Ottmar Hitzfeld retired.
Replacement: Vladimir Petkovic.

POST-WORLD CUP CHANGE:
Algeria Vahid Halilhodzic, resigned, now Trabzonspor coach.
Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned.
Replacement: Dunga
Costa Rica Jorge Luis Pinto, resigned.
Ecuador Reinaldo Rueda, resigned.
Replacement (short term): Sixto Vizuete.
Honduras Luis Fernando Suarez, resigned.
Iran Carlos Queiroz, resigned.
Italy Cesare Prandelli, resigned, now Galatasaray coach.
Ivory Coast Sabri Lamouchi, resigned.
Japan Alberto Zaccheroni, resigned.
Replacement: Javier Aguirre.

IN LIMBO:
Argentina Alejandro Sabella.
Nigeria Stephen Keshi.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE:
Colombia Jose Pekerman.

STILL IN CHARGE:
Australia Ange Postecoglou
Belgium Marc Wilmots.
Bosnia & Herzegovina Safet Susic
Cameroon Volker Finke
Chile Jorge Sampaoli
Croatia Niko Kovac
England Roy Hodgson
Germany Joachim Loew
Ghana James Kwesi Appiah
France Didier Deschamps.
Mexico Miguel Herrera
Portugal Paulo Bento
Russia Fabio Capello
South Korea Hong Myung-bo
Spain Vicente del Bosque
Uruguay Oscar Tabarez
USA Juergen Klinsmann


1 comment
  1. G O
    commented on: July 26, 2014 at 11:54 p.m.
    I am surprised that Volker Finke is still with Cameroon. I would expect that to change soon.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"For years, MLS had a weekly injury report that was largely inaccurate. Until somebody comes up ...
U.S. under-17 men's national team roster    
U.S. head coach under-17 men's national team Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster for the ...
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at PPL ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives