5. RICARDO LA VOLPE: Argentine to coach Boca
Ricardo La Volpe
is returning to his native Argentina to coach Boca Juniors, the
legendary Buenos Aires club, after spending more than two decades in
La Volpe, the No. 3 goalie on Argentina's 1978 World Cup championship
team, finished his playing career in Mexico, then had a successful
career as a club coach before being named Mexico's national team coach in late
He coached the Tri for the last four years,
leading it to the 2003 Gold Cup title, the quarterfinals at the 2004
Copa America, fourth place at the 2005
Confederations Cup and the round of 16 at the 2006 World Cup, but he
often clashed with the Mexican media. At first, he turned down the Boca
job, saying he wasn't familiar enough with the Argentine soccer scene.
"I'm proud to be in charge of a team like Boca Juniors, one of the
world's great clubs," he said. "It's a big
The chain-smoking La Volpe replaces Coco Basile, Argentina's new
national team coach. Basile, who previously coached Argentina's
national team, led Boca to a league double in the 2005-06 season.
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