Jose Pekerman QUIT as manager of Venezuela over alleged breaches by the country’s FA – with reports claiming they failed to pay coaching staff and tried to intervene in on-pitch matters
- Jose Pekerman ended his tenure as coach of the Venezuelan national team
- This comes after a series of alleged breaches – committed by the country’s FA
- An official statement is expected soon by the Venezuelan FA and Pekerman
Jose Pekerman ended his tenure as coach of the Venezuelan national team on Tuesday over a series of alleged breaches – committed by the country’s football association – against promises the coaching staff deemed essential when they were appointed.
An official statement is expected soon by the Venezuelan Federation (FVF).
The highly experienced Argentine Pekerman had ambitions to carry out a long-term project to make the national team a greater threat on the international stage, but talks in recent weeks have created tensions and led to the two parties have severed their ties.
One of the requests from Pekerman and his coaching team was to launch a youth league with a view to developing the game at a local level and laying the foundations for the future, but this project failed to take off.
In addition, it is clear that the FVF has failed to deliver on its promises regarding improvements to the national team’s facilities, which were deemed essential to enable Pekerman, 73, to do his job.
Jose Pekerman ended his tenure as coach of the Venezuelan national team on Tuesday
Pekerman, appointed in November 2021, only played 10 games as manager
His departure comes after a series of alleged offenses – committed by the country’s FA
There are also reports of possible non-payments to the coaching staff of the national youth and senior teams, with this situation seriously affecting stability and peace of mind among staff members.
It is also alleged that there have been problems with payments to third parties, preventing the Venezuelan Football Federation from carrying out activities such as travel, friendlies and strategic matters.
It is further alleged that FVF officials interfered in matters on the field, in violation of agreements, and working groups, which are believed to have been instrumental in the departure of Pekerman and the majority of his coaching staff on Tuesday .
Reports from South America suggest the Argentine tactician is preparing for a press conference in the coming hours to explain the full reasons for his departure.