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Foreign Expertise?

With Ruud Gullit apparently on the way to L.A. to coach the Galaxy, let's take a look at the performance of foreign coaches in MLS. When I say foreign, I mean guys who had little working knowledge of MLS and came to coach. That would exclude, among others, Steve Nicol, who was coaching and playing in the Boston area, was briefly the Revs interim coach and later an assistant when he got N.E.'s full-time job. FYI, despite decent success as a coach in Europe, Gullit did not make it through two seasons with either Chelsea or Newcastle and spent one year with Feyenoord before turning to TV commentary.

Juan Carlos Osorio (Colombia), Chicago, one year (current), 6-3-6
Frank Stapleton (Ireland), New England, one year, 15-17-0
Carlos Queiroz (Portugal), New York, one year, 12-12-0
Carlos Alberto Parreira (Brazil), New York, one year, 13-19-0
Bora Milutinovic (Serbia), New York, one year, 7-25-0
Hans Westerhof (Netherlands), Chivas USA, one year, 3-14-4
Bobby Houghton (England), Colorado, one year, 11-20-0
Carlos Cordoba (Argentina), Miami, one year, 8-11-0
Ivo Wortmann (Brazil), Miami, 2.5 years, 21-28-4

(regular season records only)

Is the Galaxy making the right choice?

By Steve Goff  |  November 8, 2007; 9:15 AM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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