Mexican has been unveiled as the new coach of Rayon Sports Football Club.
The new coach was unveiled on Saturday by the club on a one-year deal to replace Brazilian Robertinho who failed to agree with the club on new salary.
“It’s a pleasure to be in Kigali and I am ready to work Rayon to win trophies,” the coach said after being unveiled.
The 47-year old arrives in Kigali days after the defending champions lost the Agaciro Cup to Mukura, his first task will be the Super Cup against AS Kigali on 1st October at Amahoro Stadium.
In their first league fixture, Rayon will face newly promoted Gasogi United on October 5.
Espinoza was the Architect of his sacking at Uganda side Vipers FC last December after just 143 days in charge at St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
Despite losing none of his 11 league games, five points behind leaders KCCA with two games in hand, the axing was long overdue depending on a number of factors.
From his first days at the club, the Mexican, unveiled by club supremo Lawrence Mulindwa to replace league winner, Miguel Da Costa showed a personality problem.
Close sources in Uganda revealed he had no respect for any of his technical staff including Technical Director as he felt they couldn’t add anything to his game.
So often, he would make last gasp changes to the line-up agreed on by the staff. He was reported to have under looked the support staff was reported to silently be at loggerheads with all.
The other issue was alienating his players for no apparent reason, the other biggest factor for the Vipers hierarchy in deciding to give Espinoza the sack is reported to have been his easily his treatment of key players. Senior players were reported unhappy.
During his tenure, Vipers FCs is reported to look pedestrian against almost all opponents, creating few chances and rarely moved the crowds.
Vipers FC has invested in infrastructure and ‘playing staff purposely to do well no only domestically but also on the continent, however they the Mexican failed to deliver the dream in the Champions League suffering a 3-0 defeat on aggregate to CS Constantine in the abysmal show.
He was also the assistant coach of Cruz Azul U20 in Mexico, his Preferred formation: 4-3-3 Attacking.