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Miguel Herrera being considered for Chile coaching job

The Mexican head coach parted ways with Club América last month and he is one of the candidates to become the head coach of Chile national team.

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Miguel Herrera being considered for Chile coaching job

The Chilean Federation is searching for a new coach ahead of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers which are set to continue in March. Italian media report that Luciano Spalletti turned down an offer to take the Chile coaching post because he wants to honour his contract with Inter Milan which expires in June.

Miguel Herrera joins the list

The Chilean Federation parted ways with Reinaldo Rueda who managed the national team from 2018 to 2020. The 63-year-old didn’t bring the results that the federation expected - Chile is in sixth place with four points from four matches in the Conmebol qualifiers.

According to AS Chile, Miguel Herrera is one of the top candidates to take the Chile job and could be in the position before team's Matchday 5 qualifier against Paraguay on 25 March. The Mexican coach parted ways with Club América in December and he is now a free agent looking for a new job.

This is the second time that Herrera has been linked to the Chilean national team - in 2015 he was among the candidates to replace Jorge Sampaoli. Herrera has experienced managing national teams since he was in charge of Mexico from 2013 to 2015 and took them to the Round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup where they lost 2-1 to the Netherlands.