The Argentine José Perelman (72) is the new coach of the football national team of Venezuela. Perelman will serve the national team in the coming five years, starting with his work in January 2022, Venezuela’s Football Association FVF said. The crisis of Venezuela, where baseball is very popular, has never qualified for a football world championship. In the qualification in South America for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 Venezuela is seven points on the tenth and last place. The U20 had reached the World Cup final 2017. Spiekermann will also be responsible for the junior teams. The coach veteran led Colombia to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup and the 2018 World Cup final finals. After the resignation of the Portuguese José Cesar Venezuela’s association had named the former Venezuelan international Leonardo González in August as an interim trainer for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.