Chile have confirmed that Reinaldo Rueda has been appointed as the new coach of the national team. Chile were able to enjoy a lot of success in the Copa America competitions of late, but the team had a major disappointment after failing to reach the World Cup 2018. The outcome resulted in the exit of Antonio Pizzi, who offered his resignation after the failure to reach the World Cup 2018. Chilean national team were under no pressure to get a quick replacement and they have taken their time over this appointment. Rueda comes in with a lot of experience of coaching South American national teams. He has been involved in coaching the likes of Honduras, Columbia, and Ecuador.
Most recently, he has been taking up club jobs and has been in charge of Atlético Nacional and Flamengo. He has just returned to national team management after a gap of almost 4 years. He has achieved tremendous success during his time at Atlético Nacional after managing to win the likes of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Colombia. In terms of the managerial roles at the national team levels, Rueda has enjoyed his biggest success with Honduras after winning 31 out of the 53 games in charge of the team. This translates into a winning percentage of 58 – a significant jump compared to his record at Ecuador of 38%.