Veteran coach Óscar Tabárez will remain in charge of Uruguay until the next World Cup after signing a four-year contract extension.
Tabárez has been Uruguay boss for 12 years
Tabárez reached an agreement with the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) on Friday to continue in the role he has held since 2006.
The 71-year-old's future had gone unresolved following the World Cup in Russia, where Uruguay lost in the quarter-finals to France.
Oscar Tabárez y su Cuerpo Técnico renovaron con la selección de @Uruguay y continuarán al frente de la Celeste durante los próximos 4 años.— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) 21 September 2018
Ver comunicado oficial y estadísticas de Tabárez al frente de la selección:https://t.co/VwNO9TqlN2 pic.twitter.com/1rbdDlRDAl
Coito took interim charge in summer Mexico friendly
Under-20 coach Fabián Coito took control on an interim basis for the recent friendly win over Mexico in August, but Tabárez will now return to the bench.
The former Boca Juniors and AC Milan boss, who is in his second spell at the helm, could lead his country at a fourth World Cup if Uruguay qualify for Qatar 2022.
He has reached the knockout rounds on each of the previous three occasions, the best return being a fourth-place finish in 2010.