• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

‘I didn’t know being a manager would be so boring,’ says manager who lost majority of games

September 4, 2019

Maybe the job would’ve been more exciting if he had won more games?

Gustavo Matosas didn’t make any new friends Wednesday afternoon when the Costa Rica men’s national team manager announced his surprise resignation at a press conference.

“I didn’t know being a manager would be so boring,” he said, drawing ire from Costa Rica soccer fans everywhere.

Was it boring to lose his first two games, including a shocking loss to Guatemala? Was it boring to finish second in the Gold Cup group despite being heavy favorites and having a home game, to boot? Was it boring to be eliminated in the quarterfinal round by rivals Mexico?

Some context, in fairness: Matosas was describing how eager he is to manage a club team, where he’ll be more involved in the day-to-day coaching of the players.

But when Matosas announced he was leaving La Sele after just three wins in eight matches, Ticos didn’t hold back with their ridicule.

Maybe they’ll be extra noisy during Friday’s match — Matosas’s last as Costa Rica’s manager — to make sure he stays awake on the sideline.

They wouldn’t want the coach to miss another lackluster performance, after all.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rican diet contains too much salt, Health Ministry says
Health
4747 views
Health
4747 views

Costa Rican diet contains too much salt, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 9, 2021

The average Costa Rican adult consumes twice the recommended value of salt each day, according to the Health Ministry. Ticos ingest…

Costa Rica creates commission to address gender unemployment gap
Costa Rica
2552 views
Costa Rica
2552 views

Costa Rica creates commission to address gender unemployment gap

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 9, 2021

In context of International Women's Day, Costa Rican leaders on Monday signed a decree to create a commission to address…

Vaccinated people don’t have to self-isolate after Covid contact
Costa Rica
16423 views
Costa Rica
16423 views

Vaccinated people don’t have to self-isolate after Covid contact

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 8, 2021

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 won’t have to isolate if they are a close contact to someone who…