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Report: Guillermo Barros Schelotto to remain Boca Juniors manager

That would take him off LAFC’s radar for 2018.

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About two months ago, an intriguing name was connected to the new MLS expansion team Los Angeles Football Club’s head coaching position: Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

The Argentine, a hit in his playing days in MLS with the Columbus Crew, being linked to an MLS team seemed to make a lot of sense. He was an up-and-coming manager, having coached in his native country as well as an abortive stint in Serie A (which was unfortunately canceled because he didn’t hold the necessary UEFA coaching badges).

Currently at Boca Juniors, where he just won the Argentine Primera title last month, the ties to MLS seemed plausible, at least, and Grant Wahl said Barros Schelotto was a “top candidate” for LAFC’s vacancy.

But it appears GBS will be staying put, as the allure of continued success will keep him in Buenos Aires, according to a report from Argentina-based reporter Matías Bustos Milla on Sunday:

(Translation: This week, Guillermo Barros Schelotto signed a new deal to remain manager of Boca. The deal runs through December 2018.)

I haven’t found official word from Boca that this is indeed a done deal, so I suppose there’s a tiny chance it may not happen and he could still join LAFC. But as long as there’s no sudden change, it seems it’s about time to cross Barros Schelotto off the LAFC head coach shortlist.

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(H/T @TychoBlue)