International

Bolivian football team hire Pablo Escobar as coach

2019-01-03 18:32
(iStock)

La Paz Bolivian football team The Strongest have hired Pablo Escobar as their coach, the new boss revealed on Thursday.

Despite sharing a name with the infamous Colombian drug kingpin gunned down by a special operations police unit in 1993, Escobar's appointment is unlikely to raise any eyebrows at his club.

The Paraguayan-born 40-year-old, who was a Bolivian international after receiving nationality in 2008, spent most of his club career over two spells at The Strongest.

Escobar, who retired from playing last year, said this move into coaching had been "planned six months ago" and that he would "work 24 hours" a day to ensure he's a success.

A former attacking midfielder, he first joined The Strongest in 2005 but also had spells playing in Argentina and Brazil, as well as his homeland, during a near 20-year career that saw him win 25 caps for Bolivia.

Read more on:    soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.