Javier Mascherano is set to remain the coach of the Argentina U20 national team and take over the U23 Olympic team for a few more years.
Mascherano is expected to stay on as coach of the Argentina U20 national team. According to Hernán Claus of Diario Olé, he will stay on as coach of the U20 team and will be the coach of the Argentina U23 Olympic squad.
The South American qualifiers for the Olympics, the Pre-Olympic tournament, is expected to start in January of next year. Mascherano has not yet managed the Olympic team and has only coached the U20 team since taking over as coach in January of last year.
The Argentina U20 national team were eliminated in the Round of 16 of the U20 World Cup on Wednesday. Mascherano himself spoke about his future following the team’s elimination.
A separate report by Esteban Edul states that AFA president Claudio Tapia is convinced about the project and that it does not depend on the results. He is also going to respect his contract which is until 2026.