The 49 year old will replace Uruguayan Gustavo Matosas, who held the role for just under 11 months. Ronald played for Los Ticos from 1990 – 2000, and in his time he logged 65 matches as well as 5 goals. The defender also had a decorated club career, starting with Saprissa in 1989, doing a stint with a few European teams, only to return to Saprissa as the team captain and leading them to a 3rd place finish in the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup. In 2008 Ronald began his coaching career with the U20 Costa Rican squad, and later returning to his former club Saprissa, but in the managerial role this time around. González and Los Ticos will be tested almost immediately out of the gate, taking on Haiti the 10th of October, and Curaçao the 13th, both games for the CONCACAF Nations League. Best of luck to the new skipper!
*photos by Futbol Centro America