“Our roof is very, very high”: Alberto Gallego discusses move to Cosmos, coaching, Valencia friendly

Alberto Gallego [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

One of the bigger changes to the Cosmos in 2017 was undoubtedly the staff joining Gio Savarese on the bench. Alecko Eskandarian and Carlos Llamosa had both patrolled the sidelines since 2013, helping Savarese grow and nurture the famous “Cosmos Culture”. With both moving on to MLS (Llamosa to New England, Eskandarian with the MLS player relationship office), the club needed a new face to assist Savarese in a new task: rebuilding the club from near scratch.

Enter Alberto Gallego, a bold Spaniard who brings a track record of success in lower division domestic football in his home country. Continue reading

New York Cosmos announce technical staff, Alberto Gallego signing

[L-R] Luis Gutierrez, Luke Sassano, Giovanni Savarese, Alberto Gallego, Guillermo Valencia, Jack Gaeta [Photo: New York Cosmos]

On Wednesday night, the Cosmos officially announced their technical staff moving forward in the 2017 NASL Season. Goalkeeper Coach Guillermo Valencia and Fitness Coach Luis Gutierrez have been signed to contract extensions. Furthermore, both Technical Director Luke Sassano and Director of Team Operations Jack Gaeta will return to the club. The most interesting piece, however, is an addition: Alberto Gallego, former General Manager and Sporting Director of Rayo OKC, will join the the club as “First Assistant Coach”. Continue reading