Chile national team has a new manager ahead of the rest of their qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar after the official confirmation was made earlier this week. Chile Football Federation appointed the new manager earlier this week. Martin Lasarte is the new man saddled with the responsibility of returning Chile to the top.
The Chilean national team is a shadow of itself in comparison with the one that won two successive Copa America tournamentsin recent times. Martin Lasarte has been named the new manager for the Chile national team as a replacement for former manager Reinaldo Rueda and has been given the mandate to qualify for Qatar 2022.
Martin Lasarte has been given the Chile job until the end of the South American qualifiers ahead of the tournament in Qatar. The Chile Football Federation will review his contract for a possible extension if he takes Chile to the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament via the South American qualifiers. Chile had to appoint the former Uruguay national team player after former manager Reinaldo Rueda left the position to take up the managerial job with the Colombian national team.
Lasarte has a big job on his hands if he wants to lead Chile to the tournament in Qatar at the end of next year. Chile are in sixth position on the South American standings after the first four games of the qualifiers. The first four teams in the South American section will qualify automatically for the FIFA World Cup tournament next year, while the fifth team will play in the inter-continental playoffs to determine if South American will have four of five representatives in Qatar.
New Chile manager Martin Lasarte has managed several teams in South America, Al Ahly in Egypt and Real Sociedad in the Spanish La Liga.