Bauza named Argentine coach

Buenos Aires, Aug 2 (IANS) Edgardo Bauza has been named the coach of the Argentine national football team.

The 58-year-old Bauza, appointed on Monday, boasted a strong season at Brazilian club Sao Paulo, which he coached to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores, reports Xinhua.

A string of Argentine coaches including Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jorge Sampaoli of Sevilla and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur reportedly declined the job.

Argentina has suffered from Barcelona star Messi’s abrupt retirement, the departure of coach Gerardo Martino and a series of disappointing losses in big tournaments.

–IANS

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