This weekend it was announced that Luis Fernando Tena is among the final five candidates to lead the selection of Guatemala.
In recent years, Mexican coaches have begun to direct a lot in Central America, apart from there is also a history of other Aztec strategists who have directed a team different from their own.
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The Basque has not only led Mexico to the World Cups in Korea-Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010, but he has also proven himself in command of other national teams such as Japan and Egypt.
In July 2014 he took charge of the Blue Samurai, remaining in the position seven months, after being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Asia Cup, something that at the same time was coupled with the supposed match-fixing when he directed in Spain.
By August 2018 he was in charge of the Pharaohs, ending his cycle in July 2019 after being thrown in the eighth of the African Cup.
The Lic. In Communication Sciences is currently the technician of Dominican Republic and even led the U-23s during the 2020 CONCACAF Pre-Olympic towards the Tokyo Olympics.
He previously took the reins of Saint Kitts and Nevis, in May 2015, to look for the ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, without achieving the goal, although he was in the position until March 2019.
The late helmsman started his career in Mexican soccer, although his greatest successes came in Central America, where he was helmsman of Honduras and The Savior.
It was in mid-2010 when he was appointed interim of the catrachos after the departure of the Colombian Reynaldo Rueda, getting the championship of the Central American Cup 2011, beating in the final the Costa Rica from the Argentine Ricardo La Volpe. Despite this, he was not left at the post and he was cut off.
In July 2012, the cuscatlecos bet on his services, but he only stayed for four months.
He started directing in Mexico and his first approach to a team was when he was assistant to Manuel Lapuente at France World Cup 98 and when he took the reins of the U23 for the Atlanta 96 Olympics, where he reached the quarterfinals, in addition to being with the U21 in the XIX Central American and Caribbean Games, obtaining a runner-up.
In August 2006 he was appointed strategist of The Savior, ending his term in December 2009 after being fifth in the CONCACAF Final Hex. Likewise, in its first stage it reached two fourth places in the UNCAF Cup 2007.
Again in 2018 he was placed as a strategist, putting an end to his era in 2021, with Hugo Ernesto Perez as its successor.
That technician from America well remembered for having a communication system with Manuel Lapuente he also had his chance with a national team.
Was with Guatemala in 2003, lasting just one year.
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