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Messi Wants Diego Simeone To Coach The Argentina National Team

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who was sentenced to jail on Wednesday, has given the Argentine FA (AFA) a very difficult task if they want to see him coming back to the national team. Messi wants Diego Simeone to coach the Argentina national team.

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Messi retired to International football after Argentina got knocked of Euro 2016 tournament. Messi wants to see Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone take charge of the national team, or Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, two managers who have a clear footballing style and can set an identity on the Argentine side, something which has been sorely missing over the past few years.

Despite just signing for Sevilla last week, the man who brought glory to Chile, Jorge Sampaoli, is also rumoured to be interested in the job. While the AFA see him as a strong candidate, he has apparently been told that if he wants to leave for the Argentina job, he would need to start “by finding a good lawyer.”

For their part, the AFA have been in complete crisis over the past couple of weeks, with manager Tata Martino handing in his resignation, and a leadership crisis to boot, not to mention a recent bomb scare at their offices in Buenos Aires.

The chances of either Simeone or Pochettino taking the job appear to be slim as a result, meaning it may also be a very difficult task to coax Messi back to the national team.

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