Argentina Have Sacked Struggling Coach Bauza

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

By Modumo Mokonoto

Argentina has fired its newly appointed national head coach Edgardo Bauza after just eight months in the job, as the team struggles in qualifying matches for the next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The news were confirmed by Argentine Football Association on Monday that Bauza’s road was over after just eight matches in charge.

AFA President Claudio Tapia said they informed Bauza that he is no longer the coach of the national team.

Bauza started his job with Argentina last August when Gerardo Martino departed with the national team after they lost in the finals of Copa America Centenario.

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It was the first big move by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) since it last month picked new executives tasked with ending three years of turmoil in the Argentine game.

“We have reached a verbal agreement. We have told Edgardo Bauza that he is no longer the coach of Argentina,” the AFA’s new president Claudio Tapia told reporters after meeting with Bauza at the association’s headquarters.

During Bauza’s time Argentina managed to win three games, draw two games and lost three games in the World Cup qualifiers.

He did not say who Bauza’s replacement would be, but said more details would be given at a news conference for Tuesday at 22:30 GMT at the AFA.