Bielsa to stay as Chile coach till 2015
Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, who in June led Chile to their first win at a World Cup for 48 years, has agreed to stay on as their coach for another five years.Updated: Aug 04, 2010, 00:01 IST
Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, who in June led Chile to their first win at a World Cup for 48 years, has agreed to stay on as their coach for another five years.
“Marcelo Bielsa will keep working with us until 2015,” Chilean Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls told reporters.
“We have reached a full agreement which has been ratified by the directors. He is very satisfied by this agreement and so are we. We have fully agreed with all the demands he has made to continue this job.”
The eccentric Argentine took over as Chile coach in 2007 with the team in a shambolic state.
Under Bielsa's leadership, Chile qualified for their first World Cup since 1998, finishing second behind Brazil in the 10-team South American group and recording their first competitive win over Argentina in the process.
UEFA fines Swede club AIK for fan violence
Nyon, Switzerland: Swedish club AIK has been fined for its fans' violent behavior during a Champions League qualifying round loss at home against Norway's Rosenborg.
UEFA ordered AIK on Tuesday to pay euro15,000 ($19,850) for “crowd disturbances, throwing of missiles and the improper conduct of supporters toward Rosenborg fans and Swedish police.”
AIK can appeal the UEFA ruling.