Through its social networks, the Paraguayan Football Federation officially announced the departure of Guillermo Barros Schelotto. This decision will be made after the first double date of the 2026 qualification.
On October 20, 2021, Guillermo Barros Schelotto was announced as the new technical director of the Paraguay national team, replacing his compatriot Eduardo Berizzo (who now leads Chile). Since then, the Argentine coach has appeared with the Guarani team’s diver in 17 games, between the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 2026 World Cup in Canada, the USA and Mexico and – of course – friendlies. The balance of your cycle? Four wins, four draws and nine defeats. The beginning of this new process was now the one that put his work under the microscope.
It happens that Paraguay drew 0-0 with the Peruvian national team at the Antonio Aranda Stadium in Ciudad del Este and then lost 1-0 to Venezuela as a guest. From that moment on, the Guaraní press began to point out that the “Twin” cycle was already over and that even in the APF there was more than one candidate who could replace him; among them an old acquaintance of all: the “Tigre” Ricardo Gareca.
Well, this Saturday the Paraguayan Football Federation reported through its social networks that “the culmination of the process led by coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto at the helm of the Paraguayan Absolute national team will be announced.” In return they indicate: “We wish him and “We wish his entire coaching staff success and thank them for the commitment and dedication they have shown at the helm of Albirroja.”
Although this is the beginning of the process leading up to the World Cup, the idea of the President of the Paraguayan Football Federation (APF), Robert Harrison, is to take care of the results for the next duels: against Argentina in Buenos Aires (on day 3) and off Bolivia in Ciudad del Este. Against the “Greens” there is no longer any room for error for Paraguay in the fight for participation in the 2026 World Cup.
Do I already have a new goal?
Although Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s current situation is not pleasant, there is one club that would be looking for him this season: Racing Club de Avellaneda. The “Academy” team isn’t going through its best times and Fernando Gago would be fired; For this reason, the “Twin” option is gaining importance in the Professional League. Yes, his experience in Argentine football (he was coach of Boca Juniors and Lanús) would give him an advantage when returning to his home country. Another option the club is managing is Gustavo Alfaro, who was released after no longer playing in the Ecuadorian national team.