Los Angeles FC is less than a year away from taking the field, and the club is reportedly zeroing in on an MLS legend as a potential head coaching candidate.
According to Sports Illustrated, former Columbus Crew star Guillermo Barros Schelotto has emerged as a candidate to take over the upcoming expansion club. LAFC has also been linked to Bob Bradley and has reportedly had discussions with the former U.S. Men’s National Team boss.
Schelotto currently manages Argentinian powerhouse Boca Juniors, where he played from 1997-2007. Following his playing career with the club, he moved to the Crew, where he led the club to the 2008 MLS Cup while earning MVP and MLS Cup MVP honors.
After retiring in 2011, Schelotto took charge of Argentinian side Lanus one year later, leading the club to the 2013 Copa Sudamerica title. In Jan. 2016, Schelotto was hired by Italian side Palermo, but the Argentinian coach left the club just one month later after UEFA refused to award him the coaching badges required to manage the club.