After 17 games, another Argentine coach was fired from his position in a national team

2023-09-17 01:12:35

Argentine coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was dismissed from his position as coach of Paraguay after almost two years of work in which he directed 17 games.

“The Paraguayan Football Association communicates the culmination of the process led by Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto at the head of the Paraguayan Senior National Team. We wish him and his entire coaching staff the best of success, while thanking them for the dedication and commitment shown at the helm of Albirroja,” the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) announced this Saturday.

Born in the Argentine city of La Plata in 1973, Barros Schelotto replaced his compatriot Eduardo Berizzo in October 2021.

El Mellizo had taken over as technical director of the Guaraní national team in October 2021 and had a contract until June 2024. Compensation figures were not published.

The possible replacements

According to local media, the main candidate to replace him is also Argentine Daniel Garnero, current coach of Libertad de Asunción; while the alternatives of Ricardo Gareca, Gustavo Alfaro and the Uruguayan Diego Alonso are circulating, all three currently without work.

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Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s numbers in Paraguay

From that moment on, he directed eight South American qualifying matches, with a balance of one victory, two draws and five losses. The last one occurred last Tuesday, 1-0 against Venezuela during the second day of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

He was also in charge of Albirroja in nine friendly matches, in which he recorded three wins, two draws and four losses.

The other teams that Guillermo Barros Schelotto directed

Barros Schelotto coached Lanús, Boca Juniors, Italian club Palermo and the American Los Angeles Galaxy.

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