There is still no official confirmation of the Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF). But it’s simply a matter of caution. The media of the neighboring country, in fact, consider the agreement between the parties already closed and, if there are no surprises -and hence the prudence-, Marcello Bielsa will be the DT of Blue sky. His main focus will be the standings for the World Cup 2026 to be held at United States of America, Mexico AND Canada.
He Crazy, always thorough, approved in the last few hours the content of the contract which has been discussed for the last six months and which has come and gone again and again with various adjustments. He is expected in Montevideo on Monday to sign his name and begin a new phase as manager following his last spell at Leeds United of England, which he revolutionized from the league to return him to the Premier League. According to forecasts, his presentation will take place between Wednesday and Thursday next week at the Centenario stadium.
“Marcelo Bielsa is already the new coach of the national team, confirmed Ovation with sources from the Board of Directors of the Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF). The 67-year-old Argentine coach answered affirmatively to the proposal sent to him by the AUF and the link will be signed in the next few hours”.claims the sports supplement of the El País newspaper of Uruguay this Thursday afternoon.
The contract for Bielsa and his coaching staff is worth $4 million a year. That would be $330,000 a month to distribute to his six-member team. How will your closest team be made up? The Chilean Diego Reyes and the Argentines Pablo Quiroga AND Luca Oubina they will be his three field assistants. In the logistics area he will make use of the collaboration of two women: magal count AND Sarah Bouza. The first will be in Uruguay and the second will work from Europe. The video analyst will be Spanish Diego Bermudez, which will also do its job from the Old Continent. Also, outside the kidney’s Crazythe Uruguayan Carlos Nicola He will be the goalkeeping coach and the physical trainer will be appointed by the AUF in the next few days.
The debut of Bielsa
Bielsa’s debut as Uruguayan coach will be on Wednesday 14 June against the Cubans at the Centenario stadium. Six days later, on Tuesday 20 June, he will have his second match against Nicaragua as an opponent. They will be the only tests that Bielsa will have before the debut in the South American qualifiers. On September 4th he will receive Chile in Montevideo and on the 12th of the same month he will visit Ecuador.
Uruguay will be the third South American team he will lead after crossing Argentina between 1998 and 1994 and Chile between 2007 and 2011. He thus participates in two World Cups (Korea-Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010).
In addition to taking the reins of the senior team, Bielsa has asked to lead the Under 23 team who will participate in the Venezuelan Pre-Olympics next year in view of qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Rosario has experience in this area since he led the national team Argentina who won the gold medal in Athens 2004.
With the arrival of Bielsa in the Uruguayan team, seven of the ten teams in the Conmebol orbit are led by Argentinians. In addition to Lionel Scaloni, Néstor Lorenzo is at the helm of Colombia; Fernando Batista, in Venezuela; Gustavo Costas, in Bolivia; Eduardo Berizzo, in Chile, and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, in Paraguay. Only Brazil, Ecuador and Peru remain without Argentine coaches, although the latter two come from the services of Gustavo Alfaro and Ricardo Gareca.
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