Argentina FA president Julio Grondona would be delighted to appoint Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola as national coach.
The 80-year-old believes that the Spanish coach could would be the right man to guide the national team, while stating that the country is proud to have a player like Lionel Messi.
Since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Argentina have seen Diego Maradona and Sergio Batista leave the role of head coach, with Alejandro Sabella taking over national team duties last summer.
“If the Argentina FA had the financial possibility, Pep Guardiola would be the coach of the national team,” Grondona told Ona FM. “It would be a dream to appoint him as coach.”
Grondona also went on to say that he would like to see Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi win the World Cup for Argentina during his career, but believe’s the midfield dynamo will be considered one of the greats of the game regardless of international silverware.
“It would be very important that Messi won a World Cup with Argentina,” he said. “But it is not necessary that he does it to be the best, considering all that he has won.
“There is no doubt that, although Argentina have not won a World Cup title [with Messi], we have won one of the best players in the world. We are proud of Messi, not the other way around.”