Costa Rica Manager

Oscar Ramírez

Oscar Ramírez’s appointment as manager was unconventional, to say the least. After being appointed assistant coach to Paulo Wanchope, former Costa Rican manager, he was promoted to manager not but a week later after Wanchope was involved in a fight in Panama and resigned. Ramirez is the definition of homegrown (looking at you Manchester City), having spent his entire 34-year player and manager career in Costa Rica. During this time he was adored as a legend of the Costa Rican league, winning a mind-boggling seven national titles and three CONCACAF Champions cups as a player. He was also capped 75 times for the national team. During his managerial career with Alajuelense (where he made his player debut), he won a national title and another CONCACAF Champions Cup. He was appointed assistant coach to the national team twice before finally becoming head coach. Who says hard work doesn’t pay off? Costa Rican fans will hope Ramírez can orchestrate another Cinderella run similar to their quarter-final finish in 2014.



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Works Cited

Murillo, Álvaro. “Óscar Ramírez, El Nuevo Seleccionador De Costa Rica”. EL PAÍS, 2015, Accessed 22 Apr 2018.

“Óscar Ramírez (Footballer)”. En.Wikipedia.Org, Accessed 22 Apr 2018.