Didn’t they want a winner? Alarming numbers of Veljko Paunović, the new coach of Chivas


As leaked in the last hours, Veljko Paunović became Fernando Hierro’s chosen one who will take over the technical management of Guadalajara.

Alarming numbers of Veljko Paunović, the new coach of Chivas
© ImagoAlarming numbers of Veljko Paunović, the new coach of Chivas

Ferdinand the Iron worked day and night hiring new ones Technical director of the Chivas first team, elections in which he knows that he cannot but start his cycle in the institution on the right foot. His first choice was Albert Celades, but the negotiations did not progress and he had to decide on another option. it was talked about Anthony Mohammedbut in the last few hours the chosen one is confirmed…

Veljko Paunović, retired soccer player and Serbian nationalized Spanish coach. He is 45 years old and he is the one who will take the reins of the Holy Herd for the 2023 season. While the idea of ​​hiring a foreigner is exciting, many Atletico fans were already disappointed when they found out what kind of numbers he had in his short career.

Veljko Paunović’s numbers as DT

Veljko Paunović trained as a technical director in the youth facilities of the Serbian national team. After coaching the U-18s and U-19s, his first big challenge was the U-20 World Cup in 2015. And it went well: he topped Mexico’s group and later eliminated Hungary, the United States and Mali. In the final, they won 2-1 against the always formidable Brazil and took the title. But there was everything…

After excellent results, the code was hired Chicago Fire Major League Soccer. He was from November 2015 to the same month of 2019, and his numbers were not good. Recorded 48 wins, 37 draws and 64 losses in 149 gameswhat he gave 40% efficiency. In 2016 he was last overall, in 2017 he was eliminated in the first round, in 2018 he was 23rd of 23, and in 2019 he was 16th of 24.

His last experience was Reading, a team that plays in the English championship. He led 83 meetings between August 2020 and February 2022: he won 29, tied 18 and lost 36, which gives him an efficiency of 41%. He finished the first season as seventh (did not make the playoffs), and the second he was sacked after leaving a team very committed to relegation.

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