the argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa will be the new coach of the selection of Uruguaysince it reached an agreement with the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) after several weeks of negotiations.
In the next few hours, the Rosario will travel to Montevideo to sign the contract after closing all the terms that were sought by the former Leeds United coach.
Bielsa, 67, will have the goal of leading La Celeste to the 2026 World Cup, to be played in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
It is estimated that the presentation of the new DT will be next week, when he would also give his first press conference. Bielsa’s debut with Uruguay will be on June 14 against Nicaragua at the Centenario Stadium and then he will face Cuba on the 20th of the same month: previously, on May 21, he will officially give the squad list for those matches by the FIFA Date .
For Bielsa it will be his third process as a coach in charge of a national team: he led Argentina between 1998 and 2004, playing in the group stage of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup and obtaining the title in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and second place in the 2004 America’s Cup; and to Chile between 2007 and 2011, where he achieved second place in the South American Qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where he finished his participation in the round of 16.
It should be noted that at the club level, Bielsa directed Newell’s Old Boys from 1990 to 1992, Atlas from 1992 to 1994, Club América de México from 1995 to 1996, Vélez Sarsfield from 1997 to 1998, Espanyol in 1998, Athletic Club de Bilbao from 2011 to 2013, Olympique de Marseille from 2014 to 2015, Lille OSC in 2017 and Leeds United from 2018 to 2022.
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