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Schelotto "happy and excited" to be new Galaxy head coach

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Schelotto 'happy and excited' to be new Galaxy head coach

Schelotto "happy and excited" to be new Galaxy head coach

Guillermo Barros Schelotto "happy and excited" to be new Los Angeles Galaxy head coach just two weeks after leaving Boca Juniors

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Schelotto "happy and excited" to be new Galaxy head coach

PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS WHITE FLASH BETWEEN EDITS SHOWS: CARSON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 3, 2019)(LA GALAXY - BROADCASTER AND DIGITAL: MUST COURTESY 'LA GALAXY') 1.

INTERIOR DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK - HOME STADIUM OF LOS ANGELES GALAXY - NEW HEAD COACH GUILLERMO BARROS SCHELOTTO (CENTER) AT INTRODUCTORY NEWS CONFERENCE WITH GALAXY GENERAL MANAGER DENNIS TE KLOESE (ON RIGHT) AND TEAM PRESIDENT CHRIS KLEIN (ON LEFT) 2.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) NEW LA GALAXY HEAD COACH GUILLERMO BARROS SCHELOTTO SAYING: "We want to build the better future for Galaxy so I am very happy and excited to start to training within twenty days to prepare our team so thank you very much, I hope to help you and then to work on a better Galaxy in the future." 3.

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(SOUNDBITE)(English) NEW LA GALAXY HEAD COACH GUILLERMO BARROS SCHELOTTO SAYING: "You know I know about MLS, I played for a year in Columbus so I know what I'm talking about when we're talking about soccer in the United States.

I think the league is growing, I think the players are getting better and better and I think for me it's a big challenge to coaching here so I like the country, I like the league so for me it was very easy when I get the possibility to come here." 5.

SCHELOTTO, TE KLOESE, AND KLEIN GETTING UP TO LEAVE AT END OF NEWS CONFERENCE STORY: Guillermo Barros Schelotto was introduced as the new head coach of Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy on Thursday (January 3) in California, barely two weeks after parting company with Argentina club Boca Juniors.

Under Schelotto, Boca won the Argentine league title for the past two seasons, but the club did not renew his contract after the team lost the Copa Libertadores final to arch-rivals River Plate.

Speaking at a news conference at the club's home stadium in Carson, California, Schelotto told reporters it was an easy decision for him to come to MLS and he was excited to get to work coaching the Galaxy.

Schelotto's previous experience with MLS was positive one, having played for the Columbus Crew during the 2007 and 2008 seasons and being named league MVP in 2008 after leading the Crew to an MLS Cup title.

The 45-year-old spent the majority of his 16-year playing career in Argentina, winning three Copa Libertadores titles and scoring 86 goals with Boca and also made 10 national team appearances for Argentina.

Schelotto replaces Dominic Kinnear, who took over as interim Galaxy head coach when Sigi Schmid resigned in September.

Schmid died on Christmas Day.




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