Former Leeds manager is set to be appointed the new head coach of Uruguay ahead of next year’s Copa America.
The 67-year-old has been out of work since leaving Leeds last February but is showing no signs of entering retirement as he prepares to take charge of a talented but aging Uruguay side ahead of Copa America 2024, which will take place in the United States.
Experienced ex-Leeds boss set for Uruguay job
According to Fabrizio Romano, an announcement regarding Bielsa’s appointment will be made in the next couple of days, and will become the fifteenth side the Argentian has coached in a managerial career that has spanned five decades.
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Bielsa is probably best known as the man who guided Leeds United back to the Premier League in 2020 after 16 years in the wilderness but during his career, he has also managed the Argentinian and Chilean national teams, Athletic Bilbao and French giants Marseille in a varied but established career which has earned him cult status amongst fanbases across the globe.