The national team of Uruguay has a new coach. Marcelo Bielsa has officially been appointed as the new head coach as they look to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.
- Bielsa appointed as Uruguay coach
- Goal to qualify for 2026 World Cup
- Bielsa nearly joined Athletic last summer
What is the news?
Uruguay have finally appointed a new head coach after they decided to part ways with Diego Alonoso folliwing their poor performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Uruguayan football association has spoken with multiple candidates but eventually decided to offer Bielsa a three year contract. The Argentinian has been without a club ever since he was sacked by Leeds United.
Bielsa has plenty of experience in international management, following spells with Argentina and Chile. The head coach, who is often considered to be the best coach in the world by Pep Guardiola, nearly joined Athletic Bilbao last summer had Inaki Arechabaleta won the elections in Bilbao last summer. The club elected another president with Ernesto Valverde returning to the Basque club. The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced it with a video welcoming Bielsa, with the words spelled out in training equipment.
🇺🇾 “𝐄𝐥 𝐩𝐮́𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐣𝐮𝐞𝐠𝐨 𝐲 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬”
— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) May 15, 2023