Posted on July 13, 2012
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Wanted: A new El Salvadoran National Team coach — as soon as possible.
Ruben Israel has resigned as El Savador coach, leaving the position open with World Cup qualifying set to resume on Sept. 7.
Israel signed with Libertad (Paraguay) on Thursday.
The El Salvadoran Football Federation said that did not have a timetable to hire a new coach or a list of candidates.
“I wouldn’t like to give names in order to avoid speculation but you have to be sure that we will speak with people in all areas, because we know that it’s an important decision to be taken,” federation president Carlos Méndez Florez told the federation’s website, according to CONCACAF.com. “It involves the whole country and we hope to not make a mistake and continue on the correct path so that the national team can continue on its current path.”
The El Salvadorans (two points) are in third place after going 0-0-2 after the first two phases of CONCACAF Group B World Cup qualifying. They trail Mexico (six) and Costa Rica (four) and is ahead of last-place Guyana (none).
El Salvador will host Guyana on Sept. 7 before visiting the Caribbean country on Sept. 11.
Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guyana, Mexico, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Carlos Mendez Florez, CONCACAF, CONCACAF.com, El Salvadoran Football Federation, Ruben Israel