- After ending time with Chile, Rueda returns to his homeland
- Will probably be his second stint on the helm of his nationwide staff
- The target? Qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Colombian Reinaldo Rueda has turn out to be the brand new head coach of his homeland’s nationwide staff, confirmed by the Colombian Soccer Federation (FCF) on Thursday 14 January.
“Coach Rueda will likely be in control of main our nationwide staff in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, in addition to within the Copa America Argentina – Colombia 2021. We want him and his staff a lot success, satisfied that they may do a superb job within the activity forward,” stated 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 Soccer 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 the entire youth groups in Colombia earlier than assuming the management of the senior staff again in January 2004. That first stint resulted in mid-2006, after Colombia didn’t 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 will likely be offered to the media on Tuesday 19 January, at which period he’ll give his first statements following his return to Colombia.