Reinaldo Rueda ceased to be Chile's soccer coach after two years in office, the local Federation announced on Wednesday that it is now seeking a new coach for the resumption in March of the South American qualifier for the Qatar-2022 World Cup.
"The Chilean Soccer Federation (FFCH) announces that the technical director Reinaldo Rueda reached an agreement not to continue leading the Chilean National Team," the Federation said in a statement.
The institution highlighted “the dedication, work and commitment” of the 63-year-old Colombian, who took over the Chilean team on January 8, 2018, and whose greatest achievement was the fourth place he reached with La Roja in the Copa América Brasil -2019.
From this moment, "the FFCH is free to seek a new coaching staff, according to the defined guidelines and the objective of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar," he concluded.
Rueda is the candidate of the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) to replace the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz, dismissed at the beginning of last December.