Saturday 28 March 2020
The Corona Virus left little room for Uruguayan Football Association to keep legendary manager Oscar Tabarez in his position as coach of the first team, to be demobilized with hundreds of individuals following the temporary unemployment policy.
Tabarez, who led Uruguay in the last World Cup based on his crutches, equated with 400 individuals affected by Uruguay’s union policy that may aim to provide expenses against several losses of the Corona virus, or to save their lives as well from another side.
Although he took the job of coaching Uruguay from 1988 to 1990, Tabarez could not add much to his country, perhaps because of the failure of the local federation to implement some of the demands called for by the coach.
The heavenly team, which used to be a big player in world football, being the first champion of the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, witnessed a critical stage in which the results were at worst in a subsequent stage.
Uruguay did not qualify for the World Cup in 1978 and 1982 before graduating from the round of 16 in 1986 and 1990, then again in 1994, 1998 and 2006, while bidding farewell to the group stage in 2002.
Consecutive negative results forced Uruguay to use Tabriz on his own terms, which made a terrifying generation for the team, beginning his legend since 2006.
Several conditions placed by Tabarez in front of his country’s federation, the first of which was overseeing all teams from the 16-year-old team to the first, the formation of a technical committee that is present in all Uruguay cities to discover talents, and the preparation of camps for talents discovered to qualify them technically and tactically, which aim to educate them on tactical discipline.
Perhaps the most prominent condition in the Tabarez plan, according to the local press at the time, is the dependence of all national teams and clubs on a standard playing method “4-3-3” due to its dependence on them in the first team.
The legendary coach may have his conditions particularly unfair as to the way clubs play, but his confidence in the results will make him insist on his position, forcing the local federation to agree, to show the results of what he planted quickly.
Just four years were enough to reap what the coach with the crutches planted, so the 2010 World Cup came to witness Uruguay’s presence again in the golden box of the World Cup and the fourth place, just one year before crowning the Copa America after an absence of 16 years.
Uruguay under the leadership of Tabarez has become the strongest and fiercest defensive in the Latin continent, along with being among the most important teams in the world in recent years, with an attacking duo among the most prominent in the world by Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, who represented the first team in 2007 and 2008 at the age of only 20 years , Alongside Diego Forlan.
Uruguay’s decision came to reveal the ugly side of the Corona crisis management in some countries. What Tabarez gave to his country’s union might make him deserve better than dismissal and dismissal even if they were temporary.
Perhaps what the local Uruguayan newspapers have made clear in the past hours is that the dismissal decision is temporary to protect the legendary coach from having Corona due to his age, which makes him more susceptible to injury, in order to reduce the impact of the event, which will clarify the coming months his reality after the end of the crisis.