World Cup 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is three years from now and there have been a few changes in the coaching departments for a few national teams ahead of the qualifiers. The latest country to hire a new handler is South American nation Paraguay.

The Paraguay Football Association revealed on Monday that it had appointed former Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo as the new coach of the National team. Berizzo takes charge of the team after the departure of Juan Carlos Osorio who left after spending just five months with the National team.

Berizzo is primarily tasked with qualifying the country for the 2022 World Cup Finals with the qualifiers scheduled to begin at the later part of the year.

His official presentation to the local media alongside information about his backroom staff is expected to take place on the 22 February. His first task will be to lead the country to the Copa America competition in Brazil which is holding in June. Paraguay have been placed in Group B alongside Argentina, Colombia and Asian champions Qatar.

Berizzo is a vastly experienced coach having managed extensively in the Spanish top flight. He began his coaching career under the tutelage of legendary tactician Marcelo Bielsa during his time at Chile.

Thereafter he coached Chilean side O’Higgins leading the club into a period of success claiming their first league title in 2013. His performance in Chile earned Berizzo a move to Spanish side Celta Vigo as he replaced Barcelona legend Luis Enrique at the club. In 2017 he got his big move to Sevilla and foresaw an initial success before leaving after about 8 months in charge.

His last club was Athletic Bilbao which he managed this season before getting sacked some few months ago as a result of their poor league standing.