Alejandro Sabella’s agent has told Argentine radio station, FM Delta that his client will be stepping down as Head Coach of Argentina after Sunday’s World Cup Final.
“To go out at the top is always positive. I believe he gave everything to the national team and that now is the time to give way to another person.”
Eugenio Lopez, Sabella’s agent continued, “He is leaving, no matter what happens, Sabella is leaving the team. Whether they win or not, the cycle is finished.”
Since taking over in 2011, Sabella has been nothing other than a success as La Albiceleste were dominant in qualification, managed to get the best from Lionel Messi and are now in the World Cup Final, for the first time since 1990.
Leaving after the World Cup was almost certain if Argentina had been eliminated earlier but if they were to win the World Cup on Sunday, surely AFA would want Sabella to remain in charge.
Lopez spoke about this issue when asked when Sabella made up his mind to bow out, “Since day one. At least that’s what I think. He could change his mind but for now I don’t think he will Even though the AFA [Argentine federation] wants him to stay, Alejandro’s idea, in this case, is different from that of other coaches. Cycles end. He always felt he would finish the World Cup and then leave the team.”
Sabella has since been asked about this and refused to be drawn on anything. “For me the future is the next training and the World Cup Final. To think about other things would be disrespectful.”
Hopefully if Sabella is set to leave, he will walk away as World Champion.