Juan de Dios Castillo to lead Honduras

Updated: August 17, 2010, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Juan de Dios Castillo is Honduras' new national team coach, replacing Reinaldo Rueda, who guided the Central Americans at the recent World Cup.

Honduras' soccer federation said Tuesday that Castillo's contract would run through Dec. 31, 2011.

The 59-year-old Mexican will debut with the national team on Sept. 3 in a friendly against El Salvador in Los Angeles.

Castillo has won club championships in Honduras with Real Espana and Olimpia.

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