Marcelo Bielsa (67, Argentina) takes the helm of the Uruguay national team.
Uruguay Football온라인카지노 Association Executive Committee member Jorge Casales said in an interview with the Associated Press on the 12th (Korean time) that he had agreed with former Leeds United coach to lead the Uruguay national football team for 39 months until the 2026 World Cup. . He added that he had been negotiating with Bielsa over the past three months.
Bielsa is expected to arrive in Montevideo within days to sign the contract.
Uruguay is expected to play friendly matches against Nicaragua and Cuba in June under Bielsa. South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America will start in September.
Uruguay, which was in the same group as Korea at the last World Cup in Qatar, was eliminated in the group stage. The Uruguay Football Association has chosen Bielsa as a person who can achieve results in the World Cup.
Bielsa coached the Argentine national team from 1998 to 2004. In the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, they were eliminated in the group stage. However, he won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He stepped down as manager of Argentina for personal reasons.
Bielsa also coached the Chile national team from 2007 to 2011.
Bielsa has had a stellar club managerial career. He went on to coach at Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lille. He has been unemployed since February last year when he was fired from Leeds. Nicknamed ‘The Madman’, he is evaluated as an excellent tactician.