Reinaldo Rueda, a strong candidate to return to the Honduran national team

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

after leaving Hernan “Polillo” Gomez, The Honduras national team He is looking for a new coach to start the process towards the 2026 World Cup.

After Bolillo’s farewell, a series of candidates began to emerge, among them Honduran Salomon Nazar.

However, Diario LA PRENSA has learned that the Colombian appears as a strong option on this list of applicants. rinaldo wheelwho is fondly remembered in El Catracho football as he was the manager who led it Honduras to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Currently, Professor Rueda still maintains links with the Colombian national team, but it is almost certain that he will not continue to lead this team yet. He could not qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

In the contract that the strategist signed last year, there is a clause that states that in the event of a disqualification from Qatar 2022, the coach must leave the position immediately and will not receive compensation for his departure.

Additionally, from Colombia, the coach started the South American qualifiers as DT from Chile but was fired from the position due to poor results.

Despite the fact that these recent setbacks, in the national independent football association in Honduras They welcome the fact that Reinaldo Rueda can channel a bi-colour once again.

With the Honduran national team, Rueda was responsible for it between 2007 and 2010, playing 60 matches in which he scored 33 wins, 7 draws and 28 losses with a total of 98 goals and 58 goals.

In South Africa 2010 qualifiers, Won 10 out of 17 potential matches, including two victories over Mexico. With the Colombian national team, Honduras broke a 28-year drought without being able to participate in the World Cup.

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Already at the World Cup, the team took the last place in Group H, lost to Spain and Chile, but drew with Switzerland.

The Honduran team, led by Rueda, also played in the Gold Cup quarter-finals in 2007 and the semi-finals in 2009, losing to the United States.

It should be noted that Reinaldo Rueda obtained Honduran citizenship in 2010 in recognition of his qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Months later, the coach left Honduras in tears to lead Ecuador, where he has achieved good results since qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Later he became a coach at the Colombian National Sports Club, in which he won four titles, and today is also associated with the ability to return to that institution.

He also managed Flamengo in Brazil and was on that team a runner-up in the Copa Sudamericana.

What is coming to Honduras

Honduras’ next commitments are in June at the League of Nations where it was split into Group C along with Canada and Curaçao.

Their first appearance in this tournament will be on June 3 against the South American team from Curaçao, Three Days, on Day Six, then H will receive them at home to complete this series.

Always in June, but on the 14th, Bicolor will receive the Canadian national team, one of the three currently qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Close this group by visiting Maple Leaf, but until March 28, 2023. CONCACAF has not changed the schedules for these matches yet.

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