LA Galaxy agree deal to make Guillermo Barros Schelotto next manager - sources
The LA Galaxy have agreed to a deal with former Boca Juniors manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to become the Major League Soccer club's next boss, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the news, which was confirmed by sources to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.
A source has told ESPN Argentina's Diego Monroig that the parties have agreed a deal, but that a contract likely won't be signed until next week. The L.A. Times report states that the agreement is for "more than two years."
Schelotto arrives in Los Angeles having led Boca Juniors to the Copa Libertadores final, where they fell to Buenos Aires rivals River Plate. He led Boca to two Primera Division titles in his two-and-a-half years in charge of the club.
Schelotto spent four seasons in MLS as a player, signing with the Columbus Crew as their first ever designated player, and leading the franchise to its first and only MLS Cup in 2008, adding Supporters' Shields that year and in 2009.
The 45-year-old's appointment follows a period of restructuring for the Galaxy. The club appointed former director of Mexico national teams Dennis te Kloese as its general manager, and set about finding a new manager to replace Sigi Schmid, who was relieved of his duties last summer. Negotiations were held with former Portland Timbers boss Caleb Porter earlier in December, but the sides couldn't reach an agreement.
Porter is now widely expected to take over in Columbus, replacing new U.S. men's national team manager Gregg Berhalter.