Argentine outlet TyC Sports claim Leeds legend Marcelo Bielsa is being considered for the Uruguay job after Diego Alonso failed to get Uruguay out of the World Cup groups in Qatar – finishing in a dismal third place in Group H.
It was an angry reaction from Uruguayan players despite beating Ghana 2-0. South Korea managed to win against Portugal, winning 2-1. A stunning result that saw Son Heung-min and co. set up a clash against Brazil in the last 16.
Alonso, 47, has not yet been sacked by Uruguay but the pressure is mounting. The ex-Inter Miami boss did not get the best out of his squad. A team that included the likes of Darwin Nunez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Rodrigo Bentancur.
So, if Alonso is sacked, then it is being claimed in South America that Bielsa could be the man to take over. Bielsa has experience of managing National Teams – and in South America. His native Argentina for six years, and then Chile.
Leeds legend Bielsa considered for Uruguay job after World Cup failure
Uruguay were poor and it feels that the country need a bit of a shake up. The likes of Cavani, Suarez, Diego Godin and others played in their last World Cup. Uruguay are in a transitional spell. They need a boss to guide them through that.
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Bielsa would be ideal for such a role. He is good at developing players, and more importantly when it comes to being a national manager, he watches an incredible amount of football matches. He and his team will have eyes on everything.
Uruguay could do a whole lot worse than appointing Bielsa – who almost joined Bournemouth last month. If Uruguay are willing to bring in someone who has worked for South American rivals Argentina and Chile, remains to be seen.