The Argentinian Jose Nestor Pekerman He ceased to be the technical director of the Venezuelan National Team due, apparently, to the fact that the leaders of the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) did not fulfill the commitments they reached with the strategist when he took office in November 2021.
The goal of the veteran coach with the ‘red wine’ was to classify it for the 2026 World Cup, but the process was cut short prematurely.
With the departure of Pékerman from Venezuela, for some it is inevitable to think of an eventual return of the coach to the Colombian National Team, with which he wrote a golden chapter in the history of Colombian soccer with the qualification for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.
I think there will be a change of a coach in South America shortly.
According to the magazine Week, in Argentina they had been attentive to Pékerman and his eventual resignation in Venezuela. “I think there is going to be a change of a coach in South America shortly,” Sebastián Vignolo said on ESPN.
After Colombia’s elimination from the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers, the Colombian Football Federation chose Néstor Lorenzo as the new strategist for the ‘tricolor’ and replacement for Reinaldo Rueda.
Lorenzo was Pékerman’s assistant during his unforgettable campaign with Colombia. With a view to qualifying the country for the 2026 World Cup, Lorenzo has directed several friendly matches with a positive balance.
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Week He recalled that Lorenzo has always praised Pékerman, his teacher: “Without a doubt, José has taught me a lot and I have learned a lot from him.”
In addition, Pékerman has always expressed his affection for Colombia, the country where one of his daughters was born when he played for Deportivo Independiente Medellín. “I know that all things can sometimes have a beginning and an end, but what will never have an end is the love for Colombia,” said the DT.
Could it be that fate brings Pékerman and Lorenzo back together in the Colombian National Team?
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