To assume the position of soccer coach at the University of Miami, Mario Cristóbal accepted the offer.
After coach Manny Díaz was fired, the offer was made for Cristóbal.
Multiple reports indicate that Cristóbal told his players at the University of Oregon that he plans to leave to take the job in Miami.
Meanwhile, Diaz, 47, was 21-15 as Miami’s head coach. He was the team’s defensive coordinator for three years before that under Mark Richt.
“We are grateful to Coach Diaz for his many contributions to the community on our campus and his native South Florida, and for the strong leadership and exemplary character he exhibited during his tenure at the university,” said the school president, Julio Frenk, in a statement. “We wish him and his family the best as they move forward.”
The Miami press release said “new leadership for the soccer program will be announced shortly.”
Cristobal, 51, was offered a contract extension in Oregon and was expected to decide on Monday whether to stay with the Ducks or return home to South Florida. Publication of Local 10.
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