TEGUCIGALPA - Colombian Juan Carlos
Osorio was appointed coach of Honduras on Wednesday after
Mexican Juan de Dios Castillo quit despite steering the team to
the Copa Centroamericana title in Panama last month.
"We decided the right person to lead the national team
process, which we hope concludes in Brazil (at the World Cup
finals) in 2014, is professor Juan Carlos Osorio," said Honduran
Federation (Fenafuth) official Rafael Ferrari.
The 48-year-old Osorio, an assistant coach at Manchester
City in the mid-2000s who steered Once Caldas to the Colombian
league title in December, is the second Colombian to take charge
Reinaldo Rueda, Honduras coach from 2006 to 2010, led the
Central American nation to their second World Cup finals in
South Africa last year.
Osorio's debut in charge is against Ecuador, now coached by
Rueda, in a friendly on February 9 as Honduras prepare to take part
in the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States in June.
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