Why does Lionel Scaloni want to leave Argentina National Team?


After Argentina’s 1-0 win over Brazil, Lionel Scaloni said he may step down from the national team.

“I have to think a lot about what I’m going to do with my future,” Scaloni said. “This group demands you permanently, you have to have maximum energy. It’s not goodbye, but the bar is very high.”

Now, according to TyC Sports, there are various reasons why Scaloni wants to step down, some are personal and some have to do with the Argentine Federation.

According to TyC Sports, one of the main reasons why Lionel Scaloni may leave Argentina is due to his now shaky relationship with AFA president Claudio Tapia, after Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in what was reported to be a grueling renegotiation process for his new contract. Cup.

Finally, Scaloni signed a contract until December 2026, six months after the 2026 World Cup in the USA, Mexico and Canada. It was reported that the AFA and Scaloni did not see eye to eye on the final numbers of his deal, but it was negotiated after a long process, but it still left a sour taste in the coach’s mouth.
Scaloni is also said to be worried about a generational shift in the national team as Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Nicolás Otamendi get older and the manager values ​​these players highly. Seeing their end as his end in the team.

Scaloni, quite frankly, could be the best Argentina national team manager of all time, winning every tournament at his disposal, FIFA World Cup: 2022, Copa América: 2021 (third place: 2019) and CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions: 2022.

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