Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Venezuela's Paez quits in response to fan attacks
November 27th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Venezuela coach Richard Paez, the longest-serving national team coach in South America, quit on Monday, six days after a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Bolivia left Venezuela in good shape to challenge for its first berth in the World Cup finals.

Paez coached Venezuela for six and a half years, turning it into a respectable team, but he had fallen out recently with fans.

Much of the criticism concerned the fact that Paez picked his son, Ricardo, to play for the national team. During the Bolivia game in San Cristobal, fans demanded that Paez replace his son and resign.

"The soccer played by our beloved Red Wines has not been able to beat the inadequate atmosphere which surrounds the national team," Paez said in a letter to the Venezuelan federation. "This directly affects our professional responsibility to pick, lead and obtain results."

Paez's resignation came eight days after the resignation of Ecuador national team coach Luis Suarez, the only other holdover national team coach in South America from qualifying for the 2006 World Cup.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Wayne Shaw    
"I think two more than the four you have there." -- Wayne Shaw, pointing to a ...
What They're Saying: Lauren Holiday    
"I have never quite known suffering like I experienced the last 6 months. I can remember ...
CCL: Gonzalez's Pachuca finally shut out    
Pachuca was held without a goal for the first time in 25 games in the Concacaf ...
Datebook: NWSL will open fifth season on April 15    
The National Women's Soccer League will kick off its fifth season April 15 with four games, ...
MLS Moves: Mullins and D.C. extend their partnership    
Not many midseason trades have turned out so well as did the shift of Patrick Mullins ...
MLS Moves: Loons line up Swiss defender    
Another area of need -- outside back -- has been addressed by Minnesota United FC as ...
Sneak Peek: Cabrera and Cubo reunited in Houston    
No returning MLS team has made more changes than Houston. The Dynamo, last in the Western ...
U.S. U-18 girls beat England, 3-1    
Sophia Smith of Real Colorado scored twice after PacNW SC's Summer Yates opened the scoring in ...
Sneak Peek: FC Dallas preps for tough, early start    
Back-to-back 60-point seasons for FC Dallas, the first MLS team to achieve this feat, didn't return ...
U.S. U-20s rebound with win over Haiti    
After opening its U-20 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 loss to Panama, the USA ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives