Omar Souto, the Argentina national teams manager, spoke about Javier Mascherano’s future as coach of the Argentina U20 team.
Souto has come out and supported Argentina U20 national team coach Javier Mascherano. His Argentina U20 team were eliminated in the group stages of the Sudamericano and Mascherano himself has stated that he doesn’t think he will continue.
Mascherano has been offered the opportunity to continue coaching the Argentina U20 team. Souto spoke in an interview with Infobae about Mascherano. Here is what he had to say:
“You have to convince him, he doesn’t want to continue because he thinks it’s his failure. The team has to prepare for the Olympic games.
“If he wants to continue as coach, he has to do it at the AFA because it’s the place that gives you everything to work. You go to a club and everyone has problems.
“In the AFA, there is no problem. If he wants to be there, he has to continue. I ask him, “if he was a champion, would we have to put him as coach of the senior team?”
“It’s a shame because he knows a lot and he thinks that’s why he failed. There were a lot of impediments. The U17 team has been working every day for a month until March 30, where the Sudamericano will start. But football is like that, if the ball goes in, fine. If not, you’re a disaster. You have to keep working and keep giving.”