Wanchope, the former high school basketball star in Southern California who went
on to become arguably the greatest player in Costa Rica history, quit less than 24 hours after being involved in an incident at the end of the Costa Rica-Panama under-23 qualifier in Panama City.
After trying to open a gate from the stands, where he was observing the match that ended 0-0 and appeared to be upset with the refereeing, Wanchope pushes a ball boy out of his way, then turns and starts a fight with a steward that ends with both men tussling in their seats.
Wanchope, who played in England for Derby, West Ham and Manchester City and briefly with Chicago in MLS at the end of his career that also took him to clubs in Argentina, Japan and Qatar, was an assistant coach for Costa Rica's national team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup. He took over as head coach following the departure of Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto.