The intention of the Uruguayan soccer mother house is that Marcelo Gallardo, whom they already know from his time at Nacional, be the replacement for Oscar Tabárez and in the coming days they would seek to have a meeting in person to tell him about the project.
The Uruguay National Team fell to Argentina and Bolivia in the last double round of the South American Qualifiers that were played in November. With these defeats, La Celeste left the privileged place in which it was – among those classified for the Qatar World Cup 2022 – and that is why the Uruguayan Soccer Association decided to interrupt Oscar Tabárez’s cycle. The Maestro was for fifteen years at the head of the national team of the neighboring country and won the Copa América in 2011, he was also a semifinalist in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and qualified for the World Cups in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
Once it was known that Tabárez was fired from the Uruguay National Team, their eyes immediately fell on Marcelo Gallardo. Is that the DT of the Greatest – who has been in office for more than 7 years – knows Uruguay very well and is well loved there. El Muñeco ended his career as a footballer at Nacional and began his journey as technical director there. At the beginning, the AUF Executive Committee clarified that there was still no contact with coaches and that the decision would be made with patience.
The possible trip to Buenos Aires and the goal of La Celeste
It is estimated that from the Uruguayan Football Association they will travel to Buenos Aires if River is crowned champion against Racing and they formally offer the position of technical director of the Uruguay National Team to Marcelo Gallardo. The reason for the wait is that they do not want to talk to the Doll when his head is still in getting the Professional League. The reason for the trip would be to tell you face to face in a meeting what is the project they want and that aims to classify Qatar 2022, it must be remembered that the four qualifying dates will be decisive in determining who will be classified. So far Uruguay has 16 units and is seventh, Chile the same number but better goal difference. Peru appears fifth with 17 units and Colombia fourth with the same points.