Costa Rica national team coach quits over 'vacation-like, boring' job

Costa Rica national team coach quits over 'vacation-like, boring' job

Costa Rica men's national team coach Gustavo Matosas has quit his job, less than a year since taking the reigns, terming it as 'boring'. 

According to reports, the Uruguayan indicated he was 'bored' and less productive, due to the nature of the job, where he meets players after every two months. 

“I didn’t know that being manager of a national team was so boring,” Matosas told the media on Wednesday.

“Above all else, it’s difficult to manage a national team when you don’t have the day to day with the players.
“I don’t feel productive. Sometimes I think I’m on vacation.

“I get the players one week every two months. I thought it wouldn’t be so tough, however, I feel like I miss that day-to-day to work on everything I’d like to see from the players on the field,"

“In the national team, I don’t feel productive. I don’t have that day-in, day-out routine so I end up killing myself watching film and games. That’s not what I like. I tried it, and it’s not what I like.”

This was Matosas’s first international appointment, although the 54-year-old boasts extensive experience at club level.

He started out in Uruguay, where he won the local league title with Danubio in 2007.

He also enjoyed success in Mexico, winning two championships with Leon (Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014), and a year later he won the 2015 CONCACAF Champions League with America. 

The former Uruguay international has also had coaching stints in Peru, Saudi Arabia, Paraguay, and Argentina.

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