Guillermo Barros Schelotto - on the sideline gesturing
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"Boca until December": Schelotto leaves door open for next season in MLS

Guillermo Barros Schelotto hasn't given Boca Juniors much future assurance.

The 2008 MLS MVP would only commit to be the head coach of Boca for a few more months, saying he'll be with the Argentinian champions "until December." After that? Who knows.

Schelotto, 45, has been in charge of Boca since March of 2016, twice winning the league. But he has long been on the record with his desire to coach in MLS and it may be time to make his move should the right opportunity present itself this offseason. 

“I would love to coach in MLS in the future,” Schelotto said in May at halftime of a Mexico-Wales friendly at the Rose Bowl. “I don't know when, because I'm happy at Boca. It's a big challenge for me. But in the future, yes, I would like to coach in MLS.”

Schelotto won 16 Argentine league championships as a player for Boca. He played in MLS for four seasons, with Columbus Crew SC, from 2007 through 2010, and led the team to the MLS Cup title in 2008, when he was voted MLS MVP, named to MLS’s Best XI and also named MLS Cup MVP. He played in 73 games for Columbus, starting 67, accumulating 24 goals and 33 assists.

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