Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Costa Rica men's soccer coach Gustavo Matosas has resigned, citing boredom among his reasons for leaving the job less than a year after being hired.
"It's tough not having players in the day-to-day to train them," Matosas told reporters Wednesday. "I only have the players for a week every two months and it's killing me. I didn't know it was so hard. I thought I would be able to somehow endure it.
"I didn't know being a national team manager was so boring. I don't regret it and I don't leave frustrated because I gave my best. I won't manage a national team again. I can't only have the players every two months. It's not for me."
Matosas, 52, was hired in October. The Argentine-born Uruguayan had a playing career spanning from 1985 through 2001. He managed more than a dozen teams before taking over for Costa Rica.
Costa Rica qualified for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. Matosas has been linked to Atletico San Luis in Mexico's Liga MX.