Costa Rican Ronal Gonzalez was elected as the new head coach of the male national soccer team, announced the Costa Rican Soccer Federation the evening of this Monday, September 30th.
The executive committee decided on the 49-year-old Gonzalez, a former professional soccer player, he also directed the U20 national soccer team ten years back and managed to achieve a fourth position with the team in Egypt 2009, the best position achieved in a world cup. Gonzalez has also directed “La Sele” in the past as a temporary head coach in three different occasions.
Gonzalez takes on the position after former head coach, Uruguayan Gustavo Matosas announced his decision to leave the team in early September, after less than one year in the position.
The Costa Rican soccer federation wanted a “Tico” head coach, someone that identify with the mission and would have more commitment to the team.
Gonzalez will see his first two tests when he faces Haiti on October 10 and Curacao October 13.