José Luis Sierra
|Full name||José Luis Sierra Pando|
|Date of birth||5 December 1968|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|1989–1990||→ Real Valladolid (loan)||3||(0)|
|1999||→ Tigres (loan)||13||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 August 2007
José Luis "Coto" Sierra Pando (born December 5, 1968 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of Al-Ittihad. Playing in the midfield, he retired in 2009, and one year later he became the coach of his long-time team Union Española. He studied in the Colegio Hispano Americano, which belongs to Spanish residents in Chile. In 2015, he became the new coach of Colo Colo.
Sierra made his debut in professional soccer with Unión Española on November 1988 against the Universidad de Chile. After two solid campaigns with Unión Española, Sierra was transferred to Real Valladolid in Spain. However, during Sierra's short time in Spain, the team had economic problems which caused Sierra to return Unión Española. After more success he made his debut with the Chilean national team. Sierra won the Copa Chile with Unión Española in 1992 and 1993.
After an unsuccessful stint in Brazil playing for São Paulo, he went on to spent three successful years with Colo-Colo, which saw his team capture the championship in all three seasons. Currently Sierra has found his way back to Unión Española making a stop in between to play with UANL Tigres in Mexico for one season. He captured the Golden Boot in Chile (awarded to the best professional football player in Chile) in 2004 and 2005.
In 1997, it was widely rumoured that then Premier League side Everton manager Howard Kendall had made an approach to bring Sierra to Goodison Park. However, for unknown reasons, possibly relating to lack of sufficient capital, Kendall decided to pull the plug on the deal.
Return to Unión Española
Sierra announced his retirement in December 2008 and accepted the position of manager with his beloved Unión Española, he will continue on the position until the end of the Clausura 2009 tournament.
Jose started coaching in 2010 of Chilean club Unión Española and spent five years. He won 2013 Torneo Transición (Chile) with them. Unión won the Apertura Tournament of 2013, after defeating Colo-Colo 1–0 on the final match. After that in 2015, he became the coach of Colo-Colo. In only one season, he won 2015 Torneo Apertura (Chile) title with and also led them into 2015 Copa Chile. On July 22, 2016 he signed a one year contract with eight times Saudi champions Al-Ittihad with an option to sign for another season.
- As of 28 December 2016
|Unión Española||14 October 2010||18 May 2015||172||76||39||57||282||225||+57||44.19|
|Colo-Colo||18 May 2015||20 July 2016||31||20||6||5||43||22||+21||64.52|
|Al-Ittihad||22 July 2016||Present||18||15||1||2||44||23||+21||83.33|
He played in Chile, the national soccer team for 9 years, from 1991 to 2000
- Unión Española
- Unión Española
- Ittihad FC
- "Saudi Arabia - Crown Prince Cup 2016/17 - Football News, Results, Fixtures, Standings, Tables, Live Scores | Hailoo Sport". hailoosport.com. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
- José Luis Sierra at National-Football-Teams.com