Argentina’s World Cup-winning boss says he may resign
Argentina’s World Cup-winning boss says he may resign after five years in theScaloni made the surprise announcement on Tuesday.
The 45-year-old also led Argentina to the Copa America in 2021 before their World Cup triumph in Qatar last year.
Scaloni said that Argentina needs a coach with plenty of energy and who is in good health.
It’s time for me to stop the ball and start thinking. There are a lot of things I have to consider.
‘It’s not goodbye or anything, but I need to think because the bar is so high. It’s hard to keep winning and to keep going.
“These guys are making it difficult, so I need to think about it for a while. I’ll speak with the FA president and the players afterward.”
Argentina’s World Cup-winning boss coached the Argentina under-20 team for a shortScaloni succeeded Jorge Sampaoli as Argentina boss in August 2018.
Argentina won the Copa America for the first time in 28 years in 2021, qualifying them for the Finalissima against European champions Italy in June 2022.
The team’s World Cup victory in Qatar later that year marked their third global title since 1986 and their first since the 1980s.
Argentine and Tottenham defender Cristian Romero expressed confidence that Scaloni would continue.
We’ll try to convince him now that he has had some time to think about it. He didn’t say anything about it in the dressing room.”
The win over Brazil moved Argentina two points clear of their rivals at the top of the World Cup qualifying table, marking Argentina’s first-ever away win over their rivals.
As crowd trouble broke out during the national anthems at Rio’s Maracana stadium, the game was delayed by 30 minutes.