The Costa Rican National Team is still looking for a coach to guide them to the 2026 North American World Championship, where Canada, the United States and Mexico will not compete as they are the hosts.
That’s why the Ticos don’t want to miss this World Cup tournament and even though they don’t have a clear technical director, they are still looking for a high profile one.
And although many are in orbit, such as the Brazilian Mano Menezes who recently joined the Corinthians, in the last few hours the name of Jorge Luis Pinto Afanador has begun to be heard.
The Colombian coach who on the La Sele bench consolidated the best World Cup for a Concacaf team last season can return to the Central American arena and join the Ticos.
The media and journalists from that country began to report that the name of the coffee grower, who recently left Deportivo Cali in his country, is a serious option managed by Fedefutbol, because it is known his environment and his connection to Costa Rica is famous..
However, there are many issues to analyze regarding a hypothetical incorporation of Pinto in the Costa Rican national team and one of them is that players like Keylor Navas and Celso Borges, who previously asked for his departure after the World Cup , still active. in the national team of Brazil 2014.
After the departure of Colombian Luis Fernando Suárez, who qualified them for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Costa Rican Football Federation appointed Argentine Claudio Vivas, who served as national team coordinator, on an interim basis.
However, once the new coach is signed, Vivas will return to his job. There are interesting names in the pipeline such as Juan Carlos Osorio, Rirardo Gareca, Alexandre Guimaraes and the national Jeaustin Campos, without leaving Pinto, who is 70 years old.