Ricard GARECA was being linked to the Argentina job last month but he has come out and stated that no one from the AFA contacted him.
Following the departure of Jorge SAMPAOLI as coach of the Argentina National Team, several names were (and are still) being linked with the vacant position. While Lionel SCALONI is the interim coach and no announcement has been made as to who the new coach is, GARECA has come out and not only spoken about himself but also of Diego SIMEONE and Mauricio POCHETTINO.
Talking about himself and the AFA to the media, here’s what GARECA had to say:
“I never got a call, not even anything informal to coach Argentina. I am totally dedicated in wanting to work with National Teams.”
GARECA spoke about taking a short hiatus and thinking about his future as a coach before signing once more with the Peruvian National Team:
“I wanted some silence because I wanted to listen and to hear. Had Argentina called me, it would have changed things.”
GARECA gave his thoughts on the AFA wanting to get Diego SIMEONE or Mauricio POCHETTINO as coach of the Argentina National Team.
“You can’t go to get someone that states that it’s not their time to coach the NAtional Team. You can’t go to coach if they have to convince you, if you go to coach, it’s because you feel it.”