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Bielsa renews contract with Chile

  • AFP, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 2:50 PM

Carlos Bielsa, who led Chile to the second round of the World Cup, has been rewarded with a contract extension through the 2015 Copa America. The 55-year-old Argentine had been mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. national team head coaching position if Bob Bradley was not retained.

"We have reached complete agreement on all points," said Chilean federation Harold Mayne-Nicholls.

Bielsa, who previously coached Argentina at the 2002 World Cup, earned a salary of $1.5 million under the terms of his previous contract.

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