Rumors surfaced on Wednesday that the Fire had approached former Crew attacker, and current Lanus head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto about the club's open managerial position. Schelotto, who won MLS' Most Valuable Player award in 2008 and has been in charge at Lanus in Argentina's Primera Division since July of 2012, has been silent about his future recently with a contract set to expire at the end of the year.
Reports in South America have indicated that he will have other suitors in Argentina but Schelotto may be eyeing a return to MLS.
According to a source with knowledge of the club in Argentina, Schelotto will arrive in the US within the next 7-10 days to meet with Nelson Rodriguez and the Fire. Schelotto has decided to depart Lanus if the offer is acceptable and he is very interested in coaching in the States with the opportunity in Chicago suiting him and his family.
While Tab Ramos and Wilmer Cabrera have been called front runners in the coaching search by some sources, Schelotto would be an interesting choice for a club in desperate need of a good season in 2016. Under his direction, Lanus won the 2013 Copa Sudamericana.