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Juan Reynoso new coach of Peru

The FPF welcomed the coach

The Peruvian Juan Reynoso will assume the technical direction of the Inca team to replace the Argentine Ricardo Gareca, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) reported on Tuesday.

"Juan Reynoso is the brand new coach of our Peruvian National Team with the goal of the 2026 World Cup," the FPF said on Twitter.

Reynoso will lead Peru for the next 4 years, with a view to the South American qualifier for the 2026 World Cup, which will be organized by Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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His official presentation as coach of the Inca team will be on Wednesday, announced the FPF.

The 52-year-old coach will replace "Tigre" Gareca, who took Peru to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 36-year absence from the World Cup, but was unable to qualify for Qatar-2022 after losing last June in the playoff against Australia.

Gareca directed the Inca team from 2015 to 2022 and also managed to take it to the final of the Copa América in Brazil-2019, in which he lost to the local team.

Juan Reynoso, champion in Peru with Universitario and Melgar and in Mexico with Cruz Azul in 2021, was a Peruvian international 84 times.

Peru will play a friendly with Mexico in the United States on September 24, which would be Reynoso's debut as their coach.

AFP

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