Costa Rica have appointed their former striker Hernan Medford as the new coach of the national team.
The 38-year-old replaces Alexandre Guimaraes, who stepped down after the team lost all three group games at the World Cup in Germany.
Medford, who scored 18 goals in 89 appearances for the national side, played at the 1990 World Cup and was also in Costa Rica’s squad in 2002.
Medford retired after playing for clubs in Mexico, Spain, Italy, Austria and the former Yugoslavia.
He then took over as coach of San Jose club Saprissa, who won the 2003-04 and 2005-06 Costa Rican titles and the 2005 CONCACAF Champions Cup.