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.