Argentine champions Estudiantes have appointed Eduardo Berizzo as their coach following Alex Sabella’s shock resignation last week.
Berizzo, assistant to Marcelo Bielsa with the Chile national team from 2007 until the 2010, will begin his duties on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old Berizzo played as a central defender under Bielsa for Newell’s Old Boys in the early 1990s and Argentina in the late 90s. He also played for River Plate, and had spells in Europe with Marseille and Celta Vigo.
Sabella, who steered Estudiantes to a Libertadores Cup triumph and the domestic Apertura in less than two years at the helm, told players he was quitting over differences with the club board.