After 102 days after Ecuador’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup in QatarAfter the contract with Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro ended, The The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) announced that he has been replaced by Spaniard Felix Sánchez Paz. As a new leader.
“We searched TT worthy of a try”, published FEF on their social networks.
This is Felix Sanchez Paz, the Qatari coach who wants his teams to play ‘like Guardiola’.
Spaniard, 47 years old, He was a World Cup player with Qatar2022 World Cup Host Team and it Already measured against Ecuador in the opening game, Tricolor won 2-0.
in between His path His work counts La Masia del FC Barcelona and Aspire Academy (Qatar)Before coming to run Qatar national teamsr, in which he was the champion of Asia under-19 and senior team.
“We chose him (Sanchez) because the first stop is 2026,” Ecuafútbol published.
The National Football Chairman highlighted A person who is ‘ideal’ should be “confident in his life”. “With clear processes and good results” for a medium-term project.
That’s to be expected with Sanchez According to the FEF, achieve “the integrated development of our football”, In a quest to inspire “extraordinary talent in warriors”, A coach who will “seed the future of Ecuadorian football”..
The Sanchez’s election comes after an extensive process involving Argentine candidates such as Ricardo Gareca. It was said that there was one more signature to become the national bench, but in the end he decided to lead a club: Vélez Sarsfield.
Three months and eleven days after the removal of Ecuador In charge of Senegal at the World Cup The federation is running the machinery that marks the way for the 2026 nomination In the United States, Canada and Mexico. At the time, both La Tri and Sanchez were out of action, the Spaniard following his exit from the World Cup with Qatar.
‘Ecuador is a sensation in South America; This is a team on the rise’, praised Felix Sanchez, coach of Qatar, Tri’s first opponent in the World Cup.
“We believe that who created the situation in Qatar, which had no football tradition and was champion,” said Ecuafútbol.
While Sanchez was a member of FC Barcelona’s La Masia base football team He was hired by the Qatar Federation to launch a long-term program with the country’s young talents. The support was provided by the prestigious Aspire Academy run by another Spanish player, ex-Real Madrid Ivan Bravo.
In all sections of the examination from Sub-16 to Sub-23, Felix Sanchez’s work is remarkable. With the Under-19s he won the Asia Cup and qualified for the Under-20 World Cup; With the sub-23s he was set to do the same at the Rio de Janeiro-2016 Olympics, though a last-minute goal knocked Qatar out when he was already tasting an Olympic ticket.
Sanchez’s most notable achievement was winning the Asian Cup in 2019. Qatar also featured in the 2021 Copa America and the Gold Cup, where they hosted.
“Possessive game lover, Despite being well-armed defensively since switching to three-centre formations, Sanchez knows how to build and capitalize on the enormous potential that Qatar has presented him with.”, said daily ACE This is a note released before the start of the 2022 World Cup.
The Spaniard accepts the challenge of leading the national team in time to prepare for the start of the qualifiers, which is estimated to be in September, but Before that, they face a FIFA date in March with games against Australia.
La Tri confirmed games For Friday March 24 at Compbank Stadium (Sydney), From 04:00 in Ecuador, and Tuesday 28 March at Marvel Stadium (Melbourne), From 03:30.
The strategist’s presentation is still on hold, but it is estimated to be at a press conference next week. (D)