Former Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is set to become the new manager of Uruguay, a verbal agreement has been reached between the two parties.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted that it’s a ‘done deal’ and Bielsa will sign his new contract in the coming hours.
It will be the 67-year-old’s first job since he was sacked by Leeds in February of last year. Throughout his career as a manager, he’s been in charge of a number of teams including Lazio, Marseille, Athletic Bilbao and LOSC Lille.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola once called the ex-Leeds boss “the best coach in the world” in a press conference back in 2017.
Bielsa will have a number of names at his disposal when he takes charge of the South American nation, including the likes of Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez and Federico Valverde.