Argentine club Godoy Cruz names Pumpido as coach

Argentine club Godoy Cruz says former World Cup-winning

goalkeeper Nery Pumpido is to take over as coach.

Pumpido replaces Uruguayan coach Jorge Da Silva and will lead

the Mendoza-based club in the Clausura tournament and Copa

Libertadores, according to a club statement.

Pumpido, a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986, 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 on Jan. 4.