This last Tuesday, the Peruvian team tied 1-1 with Venezuelawithin the framework of the sixth day of the South American Qualifiers 2026. Without a doubt, a result that complicated the ‘Bicolor’, which is in last place in the Qualifying process. As it was expected, the continuity of the technician of Juan Reynoso It was an issue that the legal area of the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) began to address, after accepting the recommendation provided by the sports area, headed by Juan Carlos Oblitas. However, dissolving the contract with the ‘Chess Player’ will not be easy at all, since the coach does not plan to leave office.
At least that’s what his representative Mathias Fariña announced, who had an interview with the program PBO Champion. In this brief talk, the national strategist’s agent confirmed that he maintains constant communication with the FPF, although the issue of his departure has not yet been discussed. Of course, the former Cruz Azul coach seeks to fulfill his contract, which ends in December 2025.
“Since this whole experience with the Peruvian team began, we have always had a dialogue with the people of the Federation with whom we had a direct link and they have always treated us in an excellent way. The dialogue is frequent and permanent and it is not that it has increased on this date. We have had, as always, dialogues in the last hours, on good terms”, he mentioned.
Likewise, he assured that the Peruvian Football Federation has not yet communicated anything related to the separation of the ‘Chess Player’: “We have not been informed by the Federation of their intention to fire him. Juan is an extremely loyal person, he is extremely hard-working, it is very easy to speak from ignorance but of those who work with him daily, he has total support for what he is doing and publicly several players have expressed their support, they are to death with him project”he added.
Mathias Fariña also gave details of the contract and assured that they are moving according to the “action plan line” that they coordinated with the FPF. “It is a long-term project, broader than a sporting result of 2, 3 or 4 games and that was reflected in a very clear and well-worked contract on both sides, with professionals on both sides. What was agreed upon was recorded at a documentary level, which was to respect a long-term process and that it was not going to be judged based on the results or popular clamor.“, he pointed.
“I understand people’s annoyance, the results have not been as expected but Juan, the coaching staff, the players and the Federation people close to the project are convinced of that. I understand that there are people who do not have the same interests in Peruvian football that Juan has. He is convinced, because the players are convinced, that there is light at the end of the tunnel in the project and for that reason Juan is not going to get off the boat, regardless of the people’s annoyance.”he added.
Finally, the representative of the national DT mentioned that the FPF “He has every right to make the decision he wants, if the decision is to unilaterally terminate the contract early, Juan does not have much to do other than say ‘perfect, let’s go see what was agreed’. The reality is that I do not know what is happening within the FPF. The contract is very clear, very well done on both sides. We are asking that what was said be respected. Those of us involved knew that this was a possible scenario, one thing was agreed upon, it was written”.
Reynoso’s position on Oblitas’ decision
The national coach’s press conference was very eventful and the query about his possible departure was immediate, with a direct response from the ‘Chess Player’, who confirmed that he had not had any direct communication with the person in charge of the sports area of the FPF.
The coach of the red and white team also referred to the possible request he made Juan Carlos Oblitas (according to League 1 Radiothe FPF sports director asked for the strategist’s resignation): “I honestly don’t know anything. I saw it before the game, I saw it at the end of the game. It surprises me because if he told League 1, he should have told me in the locker room. I want to think that it is a situation that is not real.”
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