Soccer-Paraguay coach resigns after just five months in charge
The Colombian was appointed in September after three years in charge of Mexico and coached his new team to a 1-1 draw with South Africa in November. Rumours have abound for days that he was unhappy in the South American nation and he confirmed his departure at a press conference in the Paraguayan capital.
"I am here to tell you that by mutual agreement with the APF (Paraguayan Football Association) and for my own family reasons, I unfortunately cannot continue as the Paraguay national coach," Osorio said. Paraguay will now look to appoint a replacement in time for the Copa America, which begins in Brazil in June. The Paraguayans are drawn in Group B, along with Argentina, Colombia and Qatar. (Writing by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Chopra)
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