Argentine club Godoy Cruz hires Pumpido as coach

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Nery Pumpido has been hired as
coach of the Argentine club Godoy Cruz. He replaces Uruguayan coach
Jorge Da Silva.

The team says Pumpido will lead the Mendoza-based club in the
Clausura tournament and Copa Libertadores.

Pumpido played on the Argentine team that won the 1986 World
Cup. He has coached previously in Argentina with Union de Santa Fe
and Newell’s Old Boys, and had spells in Mexico with UANL Tigres
and in Paraguay with Olimpia.

He won the Libertadores, South America’s top club competition,
with Olimpia in 2002.

Godoy Cruz says Pumpido will start preseason work Jan. 4.