Colombia: Jorge Luis Pinto returns to the Eagle League millionaires 34 years later | Rest of the world


The former electorate of Honduras, Costa Rica and Colombia , Jorge Luis Pinto , was announced today as the new coach of Millonarios, where he debuted in this position 34 years ago and where he will replace the Argentine Miguel Angel Russo.

Pinto will begin work next Monday and will be joined by former World Cup player Fredy Rincón as assistant coach, and Gilberto Arenas as a physical trainer, the club added in its social networks.

This will be the third cycle of Pinto in Millonarios, which he directed between 1984 and 1985 and obtained the subtitle of the Colombian league that year, and later in 1999.

Pinto, 65, led the Honduran national team between 2014 and 2017 in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup, but fell in the playoff against Australia after he stepped down.

He has already led Costa Rica to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he reached the quarterfinals and lost on penalties against the Netherlands, being the best performance of this country in the largest football tournament.

In his palm groves, the Colombian strategist has a Peruvian title in the league Alianza Lima (1997), two Costa Rican championships with Alajuelense (2002 and 2003), a closing tournament in Colombia with Cúcuta Deportivo (2006) and a Venezuelan championship. with Deportivo Táchira (2011).

Pinto also directed other teams from his country, such as Independiente Santa Fe, Unión Magdalena, Deportivo Cali, Atlético Bucaramanga and Junior de Barranquilla.


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