Argentina have ended Edgardo Bauza’s reign as coach after just eight months in the post, new AFA president Claudio Tapia has said.
Of the eight matches under Bauza’s tenure, Argentina have won just three times with defeats coming against Paraguay, Brazil and in their most recent qualifier against Bolivia last month.
That has left Argentina in fifth spot in their World Cup qualifying group on 22 points, 11 behind leaders Brazil and two behind Colombia in second place.
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli and Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone have both been linked with the Argentina post.
Argentina Football Association president Tapia told reporters in a brief press conference after meeting with Bauza’s agent: “We’ve made a verbal agreement. We’ve informed Edgardo Bauza that he is no longer the coach of the national team.
“There will be a press conference on Tuesday at 1930 (local time) in Ezeiza.”