Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the Fire?

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.

Filed under: 2015 Post season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • Guys if schelloto can get some good South American talent I am all for this signing, I am very impressed with Vancouvers success this season and that was largely due to players from South America . If nelson can pull this off I might reup the season tickets.

  • Wish we would have had him on the team with Blanco.

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  • This just in, David Moyes has been relieved of his post at Real Sociedad

  • In reply to waamsy:

    Talk about someone who might want to rethink his career moves. I feel bad for him because he was never given a shot at United (which I enjoyed watching stumble under him) and then switching to a totally different league/culture where it must have been difficult to adjust to.

    I don't think the Fire will pursue him though. Maybe, if he did come to the Fire, he could bring in Brian McBride as an assistant coach since Brian played for him in England?

  • In reply to Krasov:

    McBride would be tougher to swallow than Schelotto for me. He always seemed more crew than Fire.

  • In reply to BrianC.:

    At least he was part Fire. Schelotto is all Crew.

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