CAIRO – 6 September 2019: Costa Rica national team Uruguayan manager, Gustavo Matosas, announced on Thursday that he stepped down from his job as he is bored from the international manager’s job.
"I realized that in the national side I feel unproductive even though I kill myself watching videos," the manager told ESPN.
Matosas was appointed as Costa Rica manager in October 2018 to give him the chance to coach a national team for the first time in his career as he spent his entire career managing clubs.
He added "It's tough not having players in the day-to-day to train them. I only have the players for a week every two months and it's killing me. I didn't know it was so hard. I thought I would be able to somehow endure it.”
Matosas’s last game as Costa Rica manager will be against his home nation, Uruguay, on Saturday before starting his journey with Mexico’s Club Atlético de San Luis.
The manager continued "I didn't know being a national team manager was so boring. I don't regret it and I don't leave frustrated because I gave my best. I won't manage a national team again. I can't only have the players every two months. It's not for me."
The highlight of the manager’s career was in 2007 when he led Danubio to win the Uruguayan Primera División title.