After the last triple date in the South American Qualifiers, the Paraguayan Soccer Association decided to end the relationship with the Argentine technical director Eduardo Berizzo. And from that moment began a demonic wheel of names to succeed the Argentine in office.
First the name of the Uruguayan Rodrigo López, currently coach of Nacional, rang out. Later, Fernando Jubero, a Guaraní technician, and even Gustavo Costas, a former aboriginal DT and currently free, joined the group. And this Monday, there was a firm clue that the Paraguayan Association had sounded the Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari, who apparently rejected the offer.
After the rejection of the Brazilian Scolari, the leaders of Paraguay broadened their search for a coach and it transpired on Monday evening that Guillermo Barros Schelotto would be option one.
According to various Argentine media, the negotiations would even be in the final stage, which includes an extensive contract, initially for 2 years. Although it is also mentioned that he could take office until the end of the Copa América in 2024.
As coach Melli led Lanús, Boca Juniors and Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS. With Xeneize he added two titles at the local level, while with Garnet he won the 2013 South American Cup.
If it materializes, it would be his first experience in front of a national team, in a complicated moment when there are 6 dates left for the closing of the South American Qualifiers to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
It should be remembered that Guillermo Barros Schelotto will have a complicated cycle, in which Berizzo directed 31 games: he only won seven, tied 13 and lost 11. The Paraguayan National Team is located eighth in the standings of the South American Qualifiers towards the World Cup in Qatar. 2022 with 12 points, four from Uruguay (16), which is in the playoffs. On the double date of November he will receive the Red and then he will be measured on Tuesday 16 against Colombia, as a visitor.