The Argentine coach Daniel Garnero expressed his commitment to leading Paraguay to the 2026 World Cup by officially taking over as coach of Albirroja this Thursday, who will face champions Argentina in the South American qualifier on October 12th.
“It’s an honor to be here. It’s an exciting moment. I understand the excitement there. I love the challenge. There is a country behind this and the only thing I can assure is commitment.” “Our commitment is great and we are pursuing our goals,” said the professional when presenting his position at a press conference.
Paraguay has not taken part in a World Cup since South Africa 2010.
Paraguayan Football Federation (APF) president Robert Harrison said that with Garnero, the Albirroja team – with eight appearances in the World Cup – begins a new stage “which was abruptly stopped for various reasons” which he did not elaborate on. .
“Today we move forward with enthusiasm and optimism to reach the World Cup with the addition of Dani…,” Harrison stressed.
First decision of the Paraguayan coach after his arrival in the national team
Garnero replaces his compatriot in office Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who led Paraguay with a tally in 18 games of 4 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats, the last of them against Venezuela (1-0) just over a week ago, since taking office in November 2021.
To take over as coach of Paraguay, Garnero resigned from his position as coach of Libertad, Honor Division leader in the Clausura Championship.
The coach won championships with Guaraní (1), Olimpia (4 times) and Libertad (3 times).