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Uruguay likely to appoint Marcelo Biesla as new head coach

Uruguay had an absolute disastrous World Cup in Qatar as they got knocked out in the group stage of the tournament which was simply unthinkable.

Coming into this competition, it was expected that the South American side would top their group, but that did not happen as South Korea progressed to the Round of 16 on goal difference by defeating mighty Portugal on the last matchday.

Biesla likely to take helm at Uruguay

So since that knockout, the Football Federation of Uruguay are considering sacking Diego Alonso and hire a replacement for him. This is because now the old guard which consists of the players like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin won’t be playing in any other major tournament for their nation and this is the right opportunity for them to enforce the rebuild under a new coach with new ideas.

It is now widely reported in the media that former Leeds United coach Marcelo Biesla is the favourite to take over the job. He also has international coaching experience as he has previously coached Argentina and Chile at major tournaments.

He was in charge of Argentina for six years, leading them to the final of the 2004 Copa America, before they were beaten by Brazil. He then took over at Chile where he remained until 2011.

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