- After ending time with Chile, Rueda returns to his homeland
- It shall be his second stint on the helm of his nationwide staff
- The goal? Qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Colombian Reinaldo Rueda has turn into the brand new head coach of his homeland’s nationwide staff, confirmed by the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) on Thursday 14 January.
“Coach Rueda will be in charge of leading our national team in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as well as in the Copa America Argentina – Colombia 2021. We wish him and his team much success, convinced that they will do an excellent job in the task ahead,” mentioned the FCF in its official assertion.
Rueda replaces Carlos Queiroz, who left the place in December 2020 after the staff’s poor begin to the South American qualifiers, the place Los Cafeteros discover themselves seventh within the standings with 4 factors from 4 video games.
The information comes only a day after Rueda left the Chilean nationwide staff, which he took cost of within the second half of 2018. “The FCF thanks the Chilean Football Federation and its president, Pablo Milad, with whom in all moments there was dialogue and communication on the matter,” the affiliation added in its announcement.
Rueda coached all the youth groups in Colombia earlier than assuming the management of the senior staff again in January 2004. That first stint led to mid-2006, after Colombia failed to qualify for the World Cup in Germany.
His subsequent two jobs would achieve success experiences: he took Honduras to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Ecuador to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Rueda shall be introduced to the media on Tuesday 19 January, at which era he’ll give his first statements following his return to Colombia.