Guillermo Barros Schelotto, a former MLS MVP and rumored head coach for multiple teams in the league, is officially on the move.
Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors confirmed Barros Schelotto is departing as manager on Friday.
The 45-year-old leaves Boca after two and a half years in charge. While there, he won two Argentine Primera league titles, including last season's, and his Boca side fell in the Copa Libertadores final to archrival River Plate last week. Previously, he won the Copa Sudamericana with Lanus.
In an emotional press conference, Boca president @TanoAngelici bids farewell to Guillermo Barros #Schelotto. Angelici:"The best thing for Boca is to start the new year with a change." Then says "this is not a goodbye. It's a 'see you soon.'— Felipe Cardenas (@FelipeCar) December 14, 2018
Barros Schelotto played in MLS for Columbus Crew SC from 2007-10, winning MLS MVP and MLS Cup MVP in 2008, while also leading Columbus to a Supporters' Shield-MLS Cup double that year. In recent years, he's been linked to a number of head coaching vacancies in MLS, including this offseason, where he's been linked at various points to openings in Columbus, Atlanta United and with the LA Galaxy. The Argentine has previously expressed interest in coaching in the league at some point in his career.
As Schletto’s contract expires @BocaJrsOficial, he and his agent have their eyes set on @MLS but what people haven’t talked about is his style of play (not a tactician) and where that fits. @ATLUTD isn’t a perfect fit like everyone makes it out...is @ColumbusCrewSC?! 🧐#MLS— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) December 13, 2018