Paulo Wanchope

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Where is Paulo Wanchope now?

Adored by the fans of all three English Premier League clubs which he played for Paulo Wanchope bowed out of professional football after a 13 year career whilst playing in the MLS with Chicago Fire.



Paulo Wanchope had always expressed a desire to move into management once he retired from playing and had brief coaching spells at South American sides Uruguary Coronado and Herediano before joining the Costa Rican national side as their assistant manager in 2013.

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After a successful World Cup in Brazil in 2014 with the Costa Rican team reaching the quarter finals, Paulo Wanchope was made interim manager after the departure of Jorge Luis Pinto.

Wanchope was caretaker manager for the next six Costa Rican international games before his appointment as their permanent manager in February 2015.

In August 2015 Paulo Wanchope resigned from his role after a well publicised brawl during an under 23’s Olympic qualifying match.

Three months later in November 2015, Wanchope was back in football management when he was unveiled as the new head coach of Costa Rican side Saprissa.

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Paulo Wanchope: Premier League Statistics

NationalityCosta Rican
PositionForward
Appearances156
Goals50
Yellow Cards34
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forDerby County, Manchester City, West Ham United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

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