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Video: Costa Rica head coach Paulo Wanchope resigns after fighting security guard

Snehartho Dey
1.66K   //    13 Aug 2015, 14:40 IST
Paulo Wanchope steps down as Costa Rica head coach

Former Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope has been forced to quit his position as head coach of Costa Rica following his involvement in a brawl with a security guard during his team’s under-23 qualification match against Panama.

The 39-year-old joined was appointed as Costa Rica’s head coach in January 2015 after learning the trades of management as an assistant manager from 2010 to 2014. But some players necessarily do not prosper when it comes to managing as evident from the former West Ham forward who engaged in a physical altercation with a steward.

The security guard pushed him and Wanchope retaliated which forced the other security guards to interfere and pull them apart.

Following the incident, The Costa Rican football federation released an official statement that confirmed Wanchope’s resignation. 

He denied me access even though I had accreditation,” the former Derby County striker said. Then I decided to open the gate myself. Then I was pushed by the steward who was there and I pushed him back. You could all see that.”

“A thousand apologies to everyone in Panama for this incident, obviously also to Costa Rica for what has happened.

“I have always been known for defending my country, and behaving in the best possible way. We’re human beings and I reacted in a way that was wrong,” added Wanchope.

Here’s the video of that incident:

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