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Marcelo Bielsa lands a new job after a year out of football

Marcelo Bielsa
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The 67-year-old Argentine has been out of the dugout since February 2022 after leaving Leeds United.

Marcelo Bielsa has been appointed as the new head coach of the Uruguayan national team.

The former Leeds United and Athletic Club boss has replaced Diego Alonso, who left last December following Uruguay’s group-stage exit at the 2022 World Cup.

The Uruguayan Football Association has said Bielsa’s contract with the national team will run until the 2026 World Cup.

This job marks Bielsa’s return to football management after a 15-month hiatus. He last coached Leeds United in the Premier League until February 2022.

The 67-year-old arrives with a wealth of international football experience already, having managed Argentina (1998-2004) and Chile (2007-2011).

He will now begin preparing Uruguay for next year’s Copa America tournament in the United States.

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