Bielsa has found a prestigious bench

30/03/23 17:21 by Fabien Borne

Free since his dismissal from Leeds last year, Marcelo Bielsa is about to become the new Uruguayan coach.

A few days after reaching an amicable agreement with OM and more than a year after his dismissal from Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa is about to find a prestigious bench.

According to the Argentine media TyC Sports, El Loco is about to become the new coach of Uruguay and should commit himself with the Celeste until the end of the qualifiers for the next World Cup with the possibility, in case of qualification, to be extended until the World Cup 2026.

Uruguay after Argentina and Chile

A World Cup 2026 that will bring together 48 teams and will be played in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mexico had been associated with Bielsa in recent weeks, but he should finally succeed Diego Alonso on the bench of Uruguay, which has a very good generation.

If this is confirmed, the 67-year-old Argentine coach would then lead his third national team after Argentina (1998-2004) and Chile (2007-2011). Uruguay was present at the last World Cup in Qatar, but left the group stage after finishing third in a group consisting of Portugal, South Korea and Ghana.