Everton Vina del Mar S.A.D.P. have appointed Pablo Sánchez as their new head coach replacing the outgoing Hector Tapia, signing a contract until May 2017.
Sánchez enjoyed a successful playing career in South America and Europe before retiring in 2005 due to injury.
Starting out at hometown club Rosario Central in Argentina, he then moved to Feyenoord in 1996 where he played alongside current Everton manager Ronald Koeman.
He then went onto Deportivo Alavés in Spain and RC Harelbeke of Belgium before returning to Argentina where he eventually re-joined Rosario after a spell at Gimnasia La Plata. Sánchez’s final club was Quilmes where he unfortunately suffered a career-ending injury.
Sánchez took up his first managerial role at Argentinian side Banfield two years later before taking on roles at hometown club Rosario Central and Oriente Petrolero of Bolivia.
In 2013, he then moved to Chilean side Universidad de Concepción, before taking over at O’Higgins.
Sánchez’s first game will be at home to Deportes Temuco on Saturday 24th September after this weekend’s Copa Chile tie with Palestino was postponed.
We wish Pablo and the club a successful relationship.