Eduardo Berizzo has been appointed as the new head coach of the Chile national team, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed on Thursday.
Berizzo’s first coaching experience came as an assistant under Marcelo Bielsa with La Roja between 2007 and 2010.
He will now be tasked with rejuvenating a team in generational transition.
A statement from the Chilean governing body reads:
“The Chilean Football Federation, headed by its president Pablo Milad, informs that it has reached a complete agreement with Eduardo Berizzo and his staff so that he directs the Chilean National Team for the next process.”
“Berizzo has had an outstanding career as a player with the Argentine national team, and as a coach, he showed important steps for Estudiantes de la Plata, O’Higgins de Rancagua, a team with which he was crowned champion of Chilean soccer, and also with Celta de Vigo, Seville and Athletic from Spain. His last experience was in the Paraguayan soccer team.”