The New York Cosmos announced today the return of assistant coach Luis Gutierrez.
Gutierrez initially joined the organization in 2015 as the strength and conditioning coach for Cosmos B before taking on the same responsibility with the first team later that year with the club winning NASL titles in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, he also served as Carlos Mendes’ assistant coach during the NPSL campaign as Cosmos B had a perfect 10-0-0 regular-season record and claimed the North Atlantic Conference title.
“I’m very excited to be back with the club,” Gutierrez said. “This is my fourth season with the team where I have had many great experiences and have been very successful.
“I’m also happy to work with Carlos again. I think we did a great job last year, and we can keep growing together as a coaching staff. We’ve known each other since 2015 and both know the identity and history of the club, players, fans, and what the Cosmos name means.”
Prior to joining the Cosmos, Gutierrez worked as a fitness coach in Spain, including for CD Toledo. He also played with the club as well as CD Badajoz in Spain’s 2B division. Gutierrez also holds a UEFA A coaching license.
“Luis has been a valued member of the coaching staff since 2015 as the club won several titles,” Senior Vice President Joe Barone. “He was a big help as an assistant to Carlos during last year’s undefeated NPSL regular season run, and we’re excited he’s returned for this year.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Luis again in 2019,” Mendes said. “He played an integral role as I transitioned from player to coach last season.”
More info on the team and 2019 NPSL Founders Cup will be announced at a later date.
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