Hector Cuper

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by ignatz, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. ignatz

    ignatz New Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Washington, DC
    The Clean Sheet says if Ray isn't back, Hector Cuper will be our next coach:


    It also says if Columbus doesn't make the playoffs, Hector Cuper will be their next coach.

    Since both could occur, Hector may be a busy man.

    I've never heard of him. Who is Hector?
  2. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    I think it's beyond "highly unlikely" that Hector Cuper would come to MLS.

    He's the Argentine coach that was just fired by Inter Milan (before their Champion's League debacle in Moscow this week). Before Inter, he had a succesful stint at Valencia.

    Famous coaches from top European teams are unlikely to deal well with MLS teams' lack of resources. It's probably better to hire a coach that knows what to expect and knows the American talent pool well.
  3. tmas

    tmas Member

    Dec 30, 2002
  4. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm more worried he picked us to beat KC ... this isn't a good sign ...... being that he mentions Cuper 3 times in the article, it may be some sort of joke. I've never heard of him, but that doesn't mean much.
  5. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, it is a joke

    Hector Cuper oversaw the resurrection of Valencia before moving on to coach Inter Milan

    Known for ultra-defensive tactics, helped restore the 0 to catenaccio
  6. gunner_21

    gunner_21 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Cumberland, Maryland
    And was let go by Inter because he couldn't beat Lazio, Juventus or Roma.
  7. JoeW

    JoeW New Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Cuper to MLS is along the lines of "Beckham interested in MLS" and "Ronaldinho to sign with Metros" stories--they're total jokes. I assume this one happens b/c when a coach is suddenly available (usually b/c they've been fired), they get linked with every available job in the world (I'm surprised that given all the SV Erickson rumors to Chelsea, he hasn't been linked to MLS somehow!).
  8. gunner_21

    gunner_21 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Ranieri is coming to MLS not Sven. ;)
  9. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm still holding out for Kenny Dalglish...and his hot daughter.
  10. gunner_21

    gunner_21 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Well Paul will be playing for DCU so it only makes sense to have dad coaching.
  11. Benedict XVI

    Benedict XVI Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Ciudad del Encanto
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sure he wasn't serious, but that this was an attempt at whatever passes for humor in TCS nowadays.

    It was amusing for a little while, but whoever it is should hang it up.
  12. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Yes, TCS is no longer funny. I'm not sure it ever was. And here's stupid question I wish I didn't have to ask: what does "TCS" stand for?
  13. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TCS=The Clean Sheet

    By the way, didn't one of the MetroStars parade of coaches end up coaching in Spain? Carlos Quieroz?
  14. greenbill

    greenbill New Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    York, PA
    Uh...yeah...he now coaches a little team named Real Madrid. ;)
  15. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    I wonder if we could get a banner hung in Nou Camp that reads "Metro Reject"


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