Guillermo Barros Schelotto named new LA Galaxy head coach

Guillermo Barros Schelotto has been named the LA Galaxy’s new head coach.

The five-time MLS champion franchise announced the move Wednesday.

Schelotto had been the head coach of Boca Juniors since March 2016, winning two championships in Argentina’s top division. He also played a decade with Boca Juniors before spending four seasons with MLS’ Columbus Crew from 2007-10, scoring 38 goals and earning the league MVP award in 2008.

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Schelotto replaces Dominic Kinnear, who finished out last season as the Galaxy’s interim coach in place of Sigi Schmid. The Galaxy missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year despite a stellar debut season by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Schelotto joins new general manager Dennis te Kloese in a thorough revamping of the Galaxy’s leadership.