Official: Luis Fernando Tena, new coach of the Guatemalan National Team

The experienced Mexican coach will lead the Bicolor for the next four years

The Mexican coach Luis Fernando Tena, 63-year-old, has been announced this Friday as the new helmsman of the Guatemala National Team for the elimination process for the 2026 World Cup, replacing Amarini Villatoro who was left on the sidelines after being left out of the Concacaf World Cup path to Qatar 2022.

“After the analysis of the candidates, The Executive Committee of Fededut has confirmed Professor Luis Fernando Tena of Mexican nationality as the new Technical Director of the Guatemalan National Team“confirmed Fedefut through a press release.

DT Luis Fernando Tena will be directly in charge of the management, management and preparation of the Guatemala Senior National Team, in addition to the work and advice that he will be carrying out with the different processes of the Guatemalan Youth Teams.“, it is added.

Tena has an extensive tour of Mexican football, passing through the benches of Tecos, Blue Cross (4 stages), Monarcas Morelia (2 stages), Santos Laguna, Chiapas (2 stages), America, Lion, Queretaro, Guadalajara and his last experience was with FC Juárez, ceased on March 15 after 10 days of the 2021 Guardians Tournament.

The Mexican strategist overcame the contest against the Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto and the Argentine Pablo Garabello, who were the three finalists after the long interview process and received the economic proposal from Fedefut.

The National Federation of Guatemala indicates that they are still defining details for the start of the contract, so that in the next few days the official presentation of Luis Fernando Tena will be made.

In this way, Luis Fernando Tena joins the list of Mexican technicians who are currently directing in Guatemala: Irving Rubirosa (Xelajú MC), Raúl Arías (Achuapa), Daniel Guzmán (Guastatoya) and Roberto Hernández (Malacateco).


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Official: Luis Fernando Tena, new coach of the Guatemalan National Team