News coming out of Argentina is that Edgardo BAUZA will get fired on Monday.
It’s been an eventful week in Argentine football. From Lionel MESSI’s suspension to the humiliating loss to Bolivia in the World Cup Qualifiers, a lot has happened. A new AFA president has been named as Claudio “Chiqui” TAPIA was elected as the new man in charge after receiving 40 votes out of a possible 43 in the elections.
Even since before TAPIA took over, there were rumors that Edgardo BAUZA’s days as Argentina National Team coach were numbered. The new president doesn’t appear to be a fan of the current coach and while rumors have been swirling all week long, reports coming out of Argentina are that BAUZA will be fired on Monday. If you’ve been following what has been said in the media, Jorge SAMPAOLI is one of the main candidates to coach the Argentina National Team should Edgardo BAUZA get fired.
However, the Sevilla coach was also one of the prime candidates to take over last year when Tata MARTINO stepped down as Argentina coach and the job ultimately went to Edgardo BAUZA. It remains to be seen if the new coach would be announced right away or if the AFA would wait until deciding on a new one. Argentina’s upcoming match is in June against Brazil in a friendly match to be held in Australia. Their next World Cup Qualifier is away to Uruguay in Montevideo in August.