Having said that, the New York Red Bulls staff had to work hard to convince the Colombian to leave Chicago, a team he had only been with for six months. The Fire didn't want to let him leave.
After all, this was a guy who turned around a last-placed team, leading it all the way to the MLS Eastern Conference final. Chicago GM John Guppy definitely didn't want to see him go, placing a hefty
compensation package on his head, but the Red Bulls wanted him badly enough to comply.
Some might say that Osorio's resume isn't that extensive: he has experience as an assistant in New York and England (five years), and then two years as a head coach in Colombia and Chicago. Having been the assistant coach of the best teams in New York's MLS history -- the 2000 MetroStars -- Osorio is now back to take the Red Bulls even further.