Chile confirm new coach for Alexis Sanchez, others - FCNaija

International Edition By: Ayodeji Tunde | 09/01/2018

After the disappointment of not making it to the Russia 2018 World Cup, Alexis Sanchez and his Chile national teammates now have a new coach in  Reinaldo Rueda.

Already, Chile have confirmed the appointment of the former Colombia boss as their new coach on a deal through the 2022 World Cup.

Rueda is stepping into the shoes of Juan Antonio Pizzi, who left after failing to lead the nation to Russia 2018.

The 60-year-old's appointment was confirmed on Monday, with his deal running until the end of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and immediately renewable if Chile reaches the showpiece event.

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"We took the necessary time to find the best coach for our team," Chilean National Football Association (ANFP) president Arturo Salah said in a statement.

"A coach with experience in international teams, who has qualified for the World Cup and has a high-level sporting career.

"We hope that Reinaldo Rueda achieves great goals with La Roja and that he brings his experience to all the teams, from the adult to the youth, transferring his knowledge, styles and technical definitions to all categories, which goes directly to one of the objectives of our strategic plan — sustainable results at the level of national teams."

Aside stints with Colombia (2004-06) and Honduras (2007-10) whe he helped qualify for the World Cup in South Africa, Rueda has also handled a top South American club, Flamengo.