Former New York Yankees player and coach Luis Sojo is the new manager of the Spanish National Team. The Venezuelan is succeeding Paco Figueroa at the helm. He will be supported on the coaching staff by Nestor Perez, Renny Duarte, Manu Olivera, Felix Cano and Candelario Diaz.
Sojo played from 1990 to 2003 in the big leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays, California Angels, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. He later also joined the coaching staff of the Yankees and worked as minor league infield coordinator in the organization. With the Yankees he won four World Series titles.
Additionally he was Venezuela’s manager in the 2006, 2009 and 2013 editions of the World Baseball Classic.