Report: Ruben Israel quits as El Salvador national team manager

Eric Gomez
Report: Ruben Israel quits as El Salvador national team manager

Ruben Israel has left the El Salvador national team to manage Libertad, according to various Paraguayan outlets.

The 56-year-old Israel had previously coached Libertad from 2007 to 2008. He had been the top man in El Salvador's coaching staff since April 2011.

Carlos Mendez, President of the El Salvador Football Federation (FESFUT) was questioned by 102.9 FM on the issue, admitting that he did not know the whereabouts of Israel and acknowledging that the federation was reviewing letters addressed to it from the Uruguayan manager.

"We haven't received an official letter of resignation," Mendez stated. "But, I can say that he is unhappy with certain labor conditions. [Ruben] is disheartened from other factors outside of the national team."

Canal 13 in Paraguay broke the report that Israel would manage Libertad on Sunday, tweeting that "Libertad have chosen a duo comprising Ruben Israel and Pedro Sarabia to manage the team after [Jorge] Burruchaga's exit." has learned that the El Salvador federation has called an emergency meeting to discuss the future of Israel's tenure with the national team, as well as a possible replacement.

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