Another candidate was turned down to lead the Chilean team

The blow that meant the defeat against Uruguay and exclusion Qatar 2022 was already in the past for the Chilean national team. They turned the page and then they left Martin Lasarte as a manager, they are looking for a replacement to lead the team ahead of the 2026 World Cup. In the great dance of names, some candidates have already descended.

Francesco Cagigao, director of the ANFP selections, has ruled out the promotion of an internship. That’s why on Trans-Andean soil they are already thinking about a serious project for the next Qualifiers e They already have several famous surnames, but there are still no previews for any of them.

Lasarte, outside.  (REUTERS / Marcello Hernandez)

Lasarte, outside. (REUTERS / Marcello Hernandez)

Becca, out

The first to fall was Sebastián Beccacece. Two historical figures of the Chilean team such as Mauricio Pinilla and Jean Beausejour had chosen him as the next coach of the Red team, but he himself gave him the thumbs down. “Today I am not applying for La Roja, I am focused on Defense and Justice”sentenced Halcón’s DT at a press conference after his team’s victory against Deportes Antofagasta.

“Yes, I thank the players who feel they can accompany this moment, but I am convinced that the people who lead must love you and at the time they did not choose me, they preferred another option and it is respectable”He added.

Becca went out alone.

Becca went out alone.

“To tell the truth, we were excited at the beginning of the year, because there we talked to Christian Bragarnik who had spoken to the board and before Martín Lasarte took office we were serious candidates along with Matías Almeyda”explained the possibility he had of replacing Reinaldo Rueda before choosing the Uruguayan manager.

new discarded

Now, another of the candidates, who was one of the first to emerge before Lasarte’s departure, has resigned. Manuel Pellegrinian old acquaintance, has warned that he will not quit his job at Real Betis to take over the Chilean team.

The Chilean DT does not want to have anything to do with the departure from Spain.  (CHRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

The Chilean DT does not want to have anything to do with the departure from Spain. (CHRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

“The first thing, I want to deny that the president of the Federation spoke to a person I know saying figures that do not match. Secondly, my theme with the national team, I have already said 20 times, I would like to manage the Chilean team at some point, but I like to manage the clubs more than the national teams. It is not to compare them but because of the weekly work “he expressed.

“I have a contract here until 2025, I like to respect my contracts. That’s why I don’t see an alternative to leaving Betis for the national team”he clarified.

He is having an excellent season in the La Liga.  (AP / Miguel Morenatti)

He is having an excellent season in the La Liga. (AP / Miguel Morenatti)

Likewise, he warned that in the future he would like to take the Red: “We hope that at some point the possibility of being available will materialize, that Chile does not have a technician, because I have no intention of removing a technician from his job, and that there is a directive that gives confidence in believing that it can be given. your contribution something to Chilean football and qualify for a World Cup “.


Ariel Holan

From Mexico, several media have announced that there is already interest in a Liga MX coach: Ariel Holan. “In León they know that Holan is a firm candidate for the Chilean team”ESPN Mexico reported.

Sounds Hello.  (PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Sounds Hello. (PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

“The emerald board knows of the Andean interest in Holan’s services, who has a contract with the Esmeraldas until May 31 and so far there is no renewal agreement between the two parties, hence the possibility that the Argentine strategist will leave team in the near future “they added.

Matias Almeida

According to the Chilean news portal RedGol, one of the first contacted to find out about his availability is the Argentine Matias Almeida, with whom they had already negotiated before Lasarte’s arrival. The situation in El Pelado has changed since the last time it was contacted, as at that time the earthquakes in San José del Major League Football he did not let him go.

El Pelado, again in the sights.  (AP / Ted S Warren)

El Pelado, again in the sights. (AP / Ted S Warren)

Now the former River Plate has an exit clause after a conflict with the American team. “My contract could expire tomorrow because, after saying no to the Chilean team, I was able to speak with the owner and he, in his words, told me that when I consider that there is time to leave, it is not. would have made a problem “told in an interview with Fox Sports some time ago.

Eduardo Berizzo

In the last few hours the name of Eduardo Berizzo as a possible substitute for Lasarte to wear the Red diver, as revealed by El Mercurio. Also acquainted with the Chilean national team after working as an assistant to Marceo Bielsa, the former O’Higgins has a certain ANFP charm.

Another that takes strength.  (NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP)

Another that takes strength. (NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP)

El Toto comes from the direction of the Paraguayan team, where he was fired after not achieving good results. In total, he has been at the helm of Albirroja for 31 games, scoring seven wins, 13 draws and 11 defeats. Who will arrive?

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