AFA president Claudio TAPIA has come out and spoken in regards to the new coach and the Argentina national team.
Speaking to the media, TAPIA confirmed that a decision will be made at the end of the year to decide on who will manage Argentina. Here’s what he had to say:
“We haven’t spoken to anyone, not managers, not coaches. We have to be respectful towards SCALONI, AIMAR and SAMUEL. They are doing a great job, the Argentina national team is growing.
“We had the chance to see kids who are growing. We played against Brazil, the best national team of South America.
“There are five or six players that weren’t taken into account. Before the World Cup, we didn’t have PEZZELLA, SARAVIA, BUSTOS, ASCACIBAR, PAREDES, BATTAGLIA. The future is not that far away. We have the heritage, we have to keep working and at the end of the year, we will decide.”
As we reported on Thursday, Tottenham coach Mauricio POCHETTINO has taken himself out of the running to become the new manager of Argentina. There have been other names being mentioned, the likes of Diego SIMEONE, Marcelo GALLARDO and Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO, but as TAPIA mentioned, a decision will be made in December.