In a statement, Fenafut officially announced the return of DD after 13 years.
Santiago Munoz Rey
July 16, 2023, 05:00 PM
After days of meetings and speculation, Reynaldo Ruda’s return to the Honduran national team was confirmed this Sunday. Through a statement published on social networks, Fenafut (National Football Federation of Honduras) celebrated the arrival of the Colombian strategist remembered for qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“The Fenafut selection committee has chosen Reynaldo Ruta as the head of the technical guidance of the Honduran national team to fulfill the new World Cup dream of the people of Catracho.
The selection committee is sure that Honduran fans inside and outside our borders will receive with joy and genuine hope the message of unifying the multifaceted qualities of Prof. Rueda, who returned to our country 13 years ago after 28 years with a World Cup smile. Counts years of drought since 1982 in Spain.
“His affection for Honduran fans was key to Reynaldo Ruta securing his second term to lead our country,” the statement said.
Also, some of the reasons for the 66-year-old coach’s comeback came to light.
“Yes, for Professor Reynaldo Ruda, only one reason prevails, his love for Honduras and its people, everything he gained during his first experience in leading us to a historic second World Cup.”
“During his time as a Honduran coach, it should be noted that the coffee grower Rueda stood out for his work style, based on very hard lines on the pitch and very close to the player, drawing him towards collective responsibility. Under the command of the German school coach and under the attitude of the mediator, identified with their country The interest of a group always prevails”, the federation added.
With this, Rueda’s main aim will be to qualify for the next World Cup. For now, his first challenge will be the Jamaican national team, who he will face on Friday, September 8.