The Venezuela national football team no longer has a coach for the 2026 World Cup cycle.
According to information from TyC Sports, the Argentine José Pékerman is no longer the coach of Venezuela. He had been in office since November 2021.
Also according to Argentine TV, the experienced 73-year-old coach claimed “Incompatibility with the defined project”.
Pékerman’s intention was to take Venezuela to a “higher level in international football in a long-term project”.
Pékerman managed the “Red Wine” team in ten games: four for the Qualifiers of the World Cup in Qatar (Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia) and six friendlies (Malta, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Panama and Syria).
In the FIFA window at the end of March, the coach would face Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.
José Pékerman: career
With great prominence in youth categories, José Pékerman drove this stage at Chacarita Juniors and Colo-Colo in Chile.
In professional teams, the technician commanded Toluca and Tigres of Mexico.
When it comes to selections, before Venezuela, the Argentine has driven: Argentina under-20 and professional. For the albicelestewas commander of the national team in the German Cup in 2006. Pékerman also had passage for the Colombian national team.