Marcelo Bielsa announced as new coach of Uruguay

The Argentine Marcelo Bielsa was announced as the new coach of Uruguay and will be officially presented on Wednesday, in a press conference, at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo.

“Welcome, Marcelo! Bielsa takes over as coach of the senior national team”, refers to the message published on Twitter by the Uruguayan national team, over an image of the experienced Argentine coach.

One of Bielsa’s first tasks in Montevideo will be the list of players called up for the next friendlies, against Nicaragua and Cuba, on the 14th and 20th of June, respectively.

Bielsa will be the second foreigner to drive ‘Celeste’, after fellow Argentine Daniel Passarella, who was in charge between 1999 and 2001.

Born in Rosario in July 1955, Bielsa started his coaching career in 1990, ten years after he ended his playing career.

He guided Newell’s Old Boys, in Argentina, Atlas and América, in Mexico, and Velez Sarsfield, again in Argentina. In Europe, he coached Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao, in Spain, Marseille and Lille, in France, and Leeds, in England.

In terms of national teams, he commanded Argentina (1998-2004) and Chile (2007-2011), and with the ‘Albiceleste’, he became Olympic football champion in Athens 2004.

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