POST TIME: 4 August, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Argentina appoint Scaloni, Aimar as caretaker coaches

Argentina appoint Scaloni, Aimar as caretaker coaches

Lionel Scaloni and Pablo Aimar have been named as caretaker managers of Argentina, reports Goal.com.

The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) confirmed the 40-year-old's appointment in a brief statement on Thursday.

Scaloni, who is Argentina's Under-20 boss and will be accompanied by his current assistant and fellow former international Aimar with the senior side, is due to take charge of the September friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.

Those fixtures will be Argentina's first since a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia, where Scaloni was a member of the backroom staff working under the subsequently dismissed Jorge Sampaoli.

Federation president Claudio Tapia told Ole he expects the interim team to remain in place for the rest of 2018.

"The three international matches we are going to play between now and the end of the year will be led by Scaloni and Aimar," he said.