Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zambrano to Colombia Official

Word out of Colombia earlier today stated that Sporting KC assistant, Octavio Zambrano, had accepted the position to coach Colombian second division side, Deportivo Pereira. Throughout the day there was word that nothing was quite official and that Zambrano was just on personal leave from the team. But late today, the team officially announced the departure of Peter Vermes top assistant. Zambrano came to KC after Vermes was named the permanent head coach during the offseason after the 2009 season and had spent two years as his assistant. It'll be interesting to see who, if anyone, Vermes will replace Zambrano with before the 2012 season. Currently he still has Kerry Zavagnin, Zoran Savic, goalkeeping coach, John Pascarella, and fitness coach, Mateus Manoel, so Vermes may not look to add another assistant. But it'll be interesting to see how KC does next year. When Zambrano was a head coach in the league his teams were fairly high scoring, and KC had turned into a high scoring team this year. It'll be interesting to see how much of that was due to Zambrano this next year. Good luck to Zambrano in Colombia.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i smell a south american talent pipeline this may be good for SKC...i remember a reserve game were a young woman and her baby were given a SKC jacket to cover up with and get warm. ive seen this twice one by octavio and peter. sad to see you go coach

Tom Ballew said...

I think the departure of Zambrano may turn out to be the biggest, and most detrimental off-season news for Sporting.