José Pékerman would have ceased to be the coach of Venezuela

Surprise in South American football a few days before the first FIFA friendly date of 2023: José Néstor Pékerman would no longer be the coach of Venezuela. The Argentine DT would have left his position due to differences with the leaders and although it is not yet official, the press in his country already takes it as a fact. In the next few hours, his dismissal should be confirmed.

As reported by journalist César Luis Merlo, Pékerman presented his resignation in the last hours in a letter sent to the Venezuelan Football Federation. The experienced coach would have made the decision to end his cycle for alleged breaches by the Vinotinto directive.

Different Argentine media affirm that said unfulfilled conditions, which were agreed since the arrival of the coaching staff to the Venezuelan team, they would be related to commitments to promote youth training and improve facilities.

Waiting for an official statement, Pékerman leaves the position of selector after one year and three months in office, because he was appointed at the end of November 2021 as substitute for José Peseiro. This was his first experience after leaving the Colombian National Team in 2018.

During his time in Venezuela, he directed 10 games -6 of them friendlies- and recorded 5 wins, one draw and 4 losses. In principle, the objective of his project was to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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