Where is Nolberto Solano now?
Nolberto Solano, the Premier League’s first Peruvian player, finally retired from playing in 2012 at the age of 37 after a spell at Hartlepool United.
During his 19-year professional career, Solano played for a host of clubs in four different countries and was a three times winner of the Peruvian First Division.
He was also a mainstay of the Peru national side and played for them on 95 occasions, scoring 20 goals.
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Upon retiring from playing Solano went straight into coaching and briefly took on the role as part time coach of Newcastle Benfield who play in the Northern Football League.
In the summer of 2012 he returned to his native Peru and joined Premier League side Universitario de Deportes as manager but left after six months despite keeping them out of the relegation zone.
Two years later he made a return to management with semi-professional Canadian side Internacional de Toronto but he left the club to pursue a career back in England.
Since May 2015 Solano has been working as assistant manager to Ricardo Gareca with the Peru national team.
The pair led the side to a very respectable third place in the 2015 Copa America tournament followed by qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and then runners-up at the 2019 Copa America.
He still harbours ambition to manage in the UK and is on record saying that he is waiting for the right opportunity to come along.
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Nolberto Solano: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Aston Villa, Newcastle United, West Ham United|
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