The Kansas City Wizards hired Octavio Zambrano
, who has the second-best winning percentage in MLS history, as an
assistant coach under Manager Peter Vermes
Zambrano, who won three division championships over six seasons with Los Angeles (1997-1999) and the
MetroStars (2000-02) was 80-55-8 as a head coach.
"We worked to add an assistant coach with head coaching experience," Wizards President Robb
said. "Octavio has excellent knowledge of our league and the international game. His presence will allow Peter Vermes to focus both on day-to-day coaching of the team and player
personnel decisions more easily."
Zambrano, 51, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and came to the United States in 1980 to attend Chapman University.
He has coached CS
Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol in Moldova (2006-08) and FC Tatabanya in Hungary (2008-09). Kerry Zavagnin
and John Pascarella
will remain on the technical staff as assistant coaches.