The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) still have a great deal to sort out after the departure of Sebastián Beccacece and the subsequent termination of Jorge Sampaoli’s contract. However, with the Under-20s participation in the L’Alcúdia tournament in Spain only a couple of weeks away, there was little time to dwell.
With that in mind, Lionel Scaloni and Pablo Aimar have been tasked with leading the group in Valencia and while that may not be a long-term appointment, both coaches have been involved in the set-up over the past year.
Teammates from the Under-20 side that lifted the World Cup in 1997, Scaloni has been a member of Sampaoli’s staff since Sevilla and Aimar was appointed as Head Coach of the Under-17s in 2017.
Previous Under-20 coach Sebastián Beccacece had reportedly been left frustrated by the number of players made unavailable by the clubs when attempting to assemble a squad for the tournament and while there are notable absentees, Scaloni still has a talented group.
— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) July 17, 2018