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Assistant Coach

Omar Zarif joined the Earthquakes as an assistant coach following the 2018 season.

A native of Buenos Aires, Zarif enjoyed a long playing career in his native Argentina, including stints at Sportivo Dock Sud (1998-02), El Porvenir (2002-03), Los Andes (2003-04), Defensa y Justicia (2004-05), Nueva Chicago (2005-07), Huracan (2007-08), Rosario Central (2008-09, 2010-12) and Banfield (2012-15).

The former winger played under Almeyda at Banfield, helping the club earn promotion to Argentina’s top league following the 2013-14 season. Midway through Banfield’s 2015 season, he switched from playing to coaching and remained on Almeyda’s staff following a move to Chivas later in the year.