The former Uruguayan international Diego Forlan wrote a message of support to the coach of the Celeste until this Friday, Oscar Washington Tabárez, in which he said that he marked “a before and after” in the national team.
“Thank you Master for everything you did for Uruguay, at the Selection level and at the country level. You marked a before and after, that’s why your name will remain in history forever, “he wrote on his Twitter account.
He accompanied the brief message with a photo in which the then forward of the national team is seen with Tabárez, technician with whom Uruguay won the America’s Cup 2011 after finishing fourth in the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
The selector of Uruguay, Oscar Washington Tabárez, was dismissed this Friday, three days after La Celeste accumulated its fourth consecutive defeat by the South American qualifiers at Qatar World Cup 2022 and after more than fifteen years at the helm of the South American team.
“The Executive Committee of the Uruguayan Football Association has made this difficult decision by virtue of the present circumstances, committed to the near future and obtaining the results that we all expect, “says a statement issued by the governing body of local football.
He adds that this decision does not imply ignoring “the important contribution” of Tabárez to soccer in the South American country.
Tabárez, 74, assumed for the first time as head of the Uruguayan national team in 1988 and left after the end of the Italy 1990 World Cup.
After several years, on March 8, 2006, ‘the Master’ returned to Celeste and from that moment he led a process that lasted 15 years and eight months.
Champion of America and World Cup on three other occasions, the coach witnessed the growth of a huge number of footballers, including himself Forlán, Diego Godín, Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani and Federico Valverde.