José Pekerman is the new coach of Venezuela

After having led the destinies of the teams of Argentina and Colombia, José Pekerman became the coach of Venezuela.

The former coach of the Argentine National Team in the 2006 World Cup in Germany is 72 years old and has not worked since mid-2018 when he resigned from the Colombian team after participating in the World Cup in Russia.

“I have been very consistent with the ideas, beyond the triumph, championship, titles and where I was, there was always a style, there is an idea: preserve an identity, want a shirt, feel the pride of representing your country, say that the The player who wears that jersey has to give his best, “said Pekerman at the presentation in which he hoped to leave” his mark. “

As part of a sports project that he will lead in Venezuela, Pékerman will take Fernando Batista, current AFA U-20 coach. El Bocha has been doing an important job but he would leave office and accept the new challenge in Venezuelan soccer.

His place in the Argentine coaching staff could be occupied by Javier Mascherano, who currently did not have a role as a coach within the national teams but was in charge of the Department of Methodology and Development of the AFA.

Vinotinto is last in the South American Qualifiers with just 7 points and 10 units from the playoff spot, when there are only 12 in play. The campaign is very bad and Pékerman’s challenge will be to put together a team that allows Venezuela to qualify for the first time in history for a World Cup, in 2026