The peruvian national team finds himself without a coach after Ricardo Gareca decided not to renew. Given this situation, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) is looking for the new coach who will assume the Bicolor bench. Although there is still no official statement from the federation on who will be the new DT, international media have mentioned some names, such as Santiago Solari.
In the last hours, the Argentine media Infobae reported that four Colombian and World Cup coaches would be in the FPF’s plans to replace the ‘Tiger’ Gareca. Among them is an old acquaintance from Peruvian soccer who directed Alianza Lima and made him champion in 1997 after 18 years. Who are these candidates? Here we tell you.
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The 65-year-old coach has just been left out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with the Colombian team. In addition, prior to his arrival at the coffee team, Reinaldo Rueda directed Chile; however, he was withdrawn due to poor results in the first dates of the qualifiers.
Said media indicates that “the FPF does not look badly on the Colombian coach”, who already knows what it is to lead in a World Cup, since he was present with Honduras in South Africa 2010 and Ecuador in Brazil 2014.
Hernan Dario Gomez
The popular ‘Bolillo’ has been to three World Cups: France 98 (Colombia), Korea-Japan 2002 (Ecuador) and Russia 2018 (Panama). He comes from directing the Honduran national team, which did not qualify for Qatar 2022.
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Jorge Luis Pinto
The 69-year-old coach is an old acquaintance in Peruvian soccer. Jorge Luis Pinto led Alianza Lima in the 1997 championship, title that the blue and white team achieved after 18 years.
throughout his career directed four national teams (Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras and the United Arab Emirates); however, he alone with the Ticos qualified for a World Cup. For Brazil 2014, the Central Americans were the revelation by finishing as leaders of Group D, above Italy, England and Uruguay. They reached the quarterfinals, where they fell on penalties against the Netherlands.
Juan Carlos Osorio
He was in charge of the Mexican team in the 2018 World Cup, a contest in which he achieved a historic victory against Germany in the group stage. He was eliminated in the round of 16 and left the Aztec team. After a fleeting stint with the Paraguayan national team, he moved to Colombia to manage Atlético Nacional (2019-20) and América de Cali (2021-22).