TEGUCIGALPA - Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio
has been impeded from taking charge of the Honduras national
team, the Honduran Football Federation (Fenafuth) said on
Colombian champions Once Caldas would not release Osorio,
the Fenafuth said four days after they named him as their new
coach to see them through the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
"For reasons of incompatibility that he could not resolve,
Osorio cannot be appointed as new coach of the Honduran national
team," a Fenafuth statement said.
The Fenafuth had named Osorio on Wednesday as successor to
Mexican Juan de Dios Castillo, who resigned after steering
Honduras to victory in last month's Copa Centroamericana in
Honduras have a friendly scheduled for Wednesday at home in
the city of La Ceiba against Ecuador, now coached by Colombian
Reinaldo Rueda who steered the Central American country to the
2010 World Cup finals.
"I feel privileged that they should have thought of me as
the right person to lead Honduras's football. I was convinced it
was a great opportunity but Once Caldas won't let me go," Osorio
was quoted as saying by Colombian daily El Tiempo.
Osorio has a contract with Caldas until June 30 and the
Fenafuth said they could not wait for him until then. They
needed to find a coach immediately to prepare the team for the
Concacaf Gold Cup in the U.S. in June.
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