After the change of coach in the main team, with the departure of the idol Óscar Tabárez and the arrival of Diego Alonso, more news should appear in the Uruguayan Football Association.
A meeting between directors of the entity and former player Diego Forlán, practically sealed the arrival of Forlán in a position to work with the base categories of the Uruguayan national team.
In the conversation, published by the Uruguayan newspaper Ovación, several topics were discussed because the objective was to find out what kind of path “Cachavacha”, as it is called by fans, wanted to take in his professional career as technical director.
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For the Association, it is extremely important that a former football player who had a worldwide shine is part of the work team that intends to put Uruguay on the path to great flights in international competitions.
In addition, the AUF also values the fact that Forlán is a hierarchical professional and that throughout his performance as a footballer he has always exhibited exemplary behavior. It is worth remembering that the Uruguayan was elected the best player of the 2010 World Cup.
Asked about the topic on the Sport 890 radio show 100% Sport, the player who played in Brazilian football and defended Internacional, left the doors open to the invitation.
"I would love to be close to the selection. I am open to hearing proposals," said Diego Forlán.
Coach career has not geared up
The former player began his coaching career at the end of 2019 when he took over Peñarol. The stint was short and lasted just 11 games. There were nine matches played in the Uruguay Apertura Tournament and two for the Copa Libertadores, with four wins, three draws and four defeats.
In 2021, he took over Athens from the Uruguayan second division and also didn't stay in charge of the team for a long time. After 12 games and a record of four wins, five draws and three defeats, he was fired in an unusual way.
During a meeting via Zoom (videoconferencing application) with club officials, a bitter argument culminated in the dismissal of the coach right there.