La Volpe quits as Costa Rica coach

Costa Rica's Argentinian coach Ricardo La Volpe has quit after 11 months in the job, the Costa Rican Football Federation (FCF) announced. FCF president Eduardo Li said that the decision had been taken by mutual consent and that La Volpe would not receive a financial settlement.

La Volpe, 59, took over from Ronald Gonzalez last September with the aim of qualifying the team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ after failing to make the previous edition in South Africa. However, Costa Rica suffered several losses in recent friendlies as well as going out in the first round of the Copa America last month.

The former Argentina FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper previously coached several Mexican clubs and the Mexican national side from 2002 to 2006, as well as stints with Argentinian top flight clubs Boca Juniors and Velez Sarsfield.