Uruguay’s Gregorio Pérez Agrees to Head Armenian National Soccer Team

Uruguayan Soccer Manager Gregorio Pérez

BUENOS AIRES—Uruguayan manager Gregorio Pérez, 65, has agreed to coach the national soccer team of Armenia.

Pérez and Football Federation of Armenia representatives negotiated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and reached an agreement on Thursday, Noray Nakis, Chairman of Club Deportivo Armenio of Argentina, reported to News.am Sport.

“We offered him to head the Armenian national football team and he gladly agreed. We informed him that we would also like him to work with the youth teams [of Armenia]. At present, we await the word of the president of the Football Federation of Armenia,” Nakis said.

José Enrique de los Santos and Daniel Curbelo will be Pérez’s assistants.

After retiring from professional soccer, Gregorio Pérez started his managing career in1984. Under his leadership, Club Atlético Peñarol were crowned Uruguayan Primera División champions between 1993 and 1997. Under Pérez’s management, Club Libertad became Paraguayan Primera División champions in 2010. The Uruguayan specialist has also worked with Italian and Argentinean clubs.

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