Aguila hands head coaching reins to Escudero
Osvaldo Escudero (pictured) leads his first Aguila training session on August 14, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CD Aguila)

SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador – Aguila named Osvaldo Escudero as its new manager Monday, replacing Jorge Daniel Casanova.

The 57-year-old’s will make his debut Wednesday, when the Salvadoran side hosts Panama’s Arabe Unido in the first leg of their 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League quarterfinal series.

“There is no time for anything else,” said Escudero.  “For me it’s all on the pitch and we have to work.  For me it is a great challenge.  The important CONCACAF tournament is coming up and I know there is little time to work.”

Managing in international competitions is nothing new to the Argentine.

Escudero led Santa Tecla to the 2015 Salvadoran Clausura title and a berth in the 2015/16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (0W-2D-2L).

With two points after three games in the 2017 Salvadoran Apertura, Aguila currently sits 10th in the 12-team table.