Former Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa has been confirmed as Uruguay National Team Coach.
This will be the Argentine’s first role in football after leaving Leeds United in February 2022. Bielsa has now returned to National team football as Uruguay’s national team manager. He previously coached Argentina and Chile.
Bielsa was previously linked with Everton and Bournemouth and being open to a potential return to England following his departure from Leeds.
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This will be his 13th managerial role in his career, he has coached: Newell’s, Atlas, Club America, Velez Sarsfield, Espanyol, Argentina, Argentina’s U23’s, Chile, Bilbao, Lazio, Lille, Marseille and Leeds.
The 67-year old will be tasked with competing in the 2024 Copa America in the United States and achieving qualification for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Bielsa will be under contract until the 2026 World Cup.