Marcelo Bielsa Agrees to Be Next Uruguay Manager, Ex-leeds United Boss to Be Officially Announced Soon

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Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to become the new Uruguay head coach – and Leeds United fans will be thrilled with this recent news.

According to Tycsports journalist César Luis Merlo (via Twitter, 6 April), the 67-year-old has now set to be announced as the new boss within a matter of days.

It’s believed the former Leeds head coach will sign a contract until the end of Uruguay’s 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

This news will be welcomed by everyone at Elland Road. Bielsa was a revolutionary appointment from Victor Orta and he took Leeds back to where they belonged. He was interviewed for the Everton job in January but opted to turn the opportunity down.

If he had taken the job at Goodison Park, the Elland Road faithful would’ve been disappointed. It felt like his tenure in West Yorkshire was unique and if he had joined another Premier League club, it would’ve taken the shine away from what was a memorable spell with Leeds.

Fans of the Yorkshire side will be happy to see the Argentinian take a national team job. There’s no club affiliation and his tenure at Elland Road hasn’t been tarnished.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Uruguay job was one of the last roles Bielsa takes up before he retires. The South Americans have bundles of talent within their ranks and it will be interesting to see how they get on with the former Whites boss now at the helm.

Source: motleedsnews