Marcelo BIELSA to Lazio, MARTINO to Paraguay

Marcelo Bielsa

Two Argentine coaches heading to two different parts of the world.

After reports came out of Italy on Tuesday regarding BIELSA not signing his contract with Lazio, the club confirmed today that he has signed with them and will become the new head coach.

Strong reports out of South America and specifically Paraguay are that Gerardo MARTINO will sign with the Paraguay National Team and will become their new head coach.


  1. Profile photo of GhostdeiniGhostdeini

    Gerardo Wrethein the Argentine Olympic Committee President said that this list is still unofficial and they will wait until the 14 of July to submit the official list because there are names missing.
    The AFA on the other hand are saying this is the list, maybe Wrethein and the Olympic Committee will try to convince the clubs of the players that they think should be there.

  2. Profile photo of GhostdeiniGhostdeini

    Rulli said his participation is “Non negotiable” a couple of days. I am proud of him, played very well and put him in a position to say “I am playing for the the Olympic team no matter what,…”
    It’s not a bad team, just disappointed that Paredes, Icardi and Dybala are not there!

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    Argentina squad for Olympic Games: 

    Rulli (Real Sociedad), Werner (Rafaela), Gomez (Lanus), Magallan (Boca), Cuesta (Independiente), Gianetti (Velez), Soto (Banfield), Vega (River), Martinez (Union), Ascacibar (Estudiantes), Lo Celso (Central), Lanzini (West Ham), Romero (Cruzeiro), Joaquin Correa (Sampdoria), Simeone (River), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Vietto (Atletico Madrid), Espinoza (Huracan).

  4. Profile photo of GhostdeiniGhostdeini

    The list for the Olympic games is out.
    Gerónimo Rulli
    Axel Werner

    Jose Luis Gomez
    Lisandro Magallán
    Lautaro Gianetti
    Victor Cuesta
    Leandro Vega
    Alexis Soto

    Santiago Ascacibar
    Mauricio Martinez
    Lucas Romero
    Manuel Lanzini
    Joaquín Correa
    Giovani Lo Celso

    Angel Correa
    Critian Espinoza
    Luciano Vietto
    Giovanni Simeone

    Ezequiel Unsain
    Nicolas Tripicchio
    Joaquín Arzura
    Cristian Pavón

    although there are some good players, Leandro Paredes who I had hopes to see and catch the eyes of our coaches because he has unique attributes that could help us if he pans out is missing.
    I am really disappointed, man disappointment after disappointment, when I think it can’t get worse it gets worse.
    the next thing will be he will transfer to Zenit who are interested in him.

    1. Profile photo of San IsidroSan Isidro

      Sad thing is we will always have star players….and old men screwing the country and the players from their glory.
      Just curious , does anyone know why Veron is a decision maker in the AFA all of a sudden?
      Shouldn’t we be begging Sabella to come back?

      1. Profile photo of SabellistaSabellista

        I’d rather vouch for a former NT player running AFA than some professional mafiosos who know nothing about being on the pitch as professionals.

        1. Profile photo of RichardRichard

          Many of them are coaches now and doing well (Atletico, Celta, Tottenham). Maybe someone like Heinze or Cambiasso?

          1. Profile photo of msi75msi75

            Heinze was huge failure in his first experience at Godoy Cruz.

    2. Profile photo of Dfox1942Dfox1942

      Not a bad list, better than giving away the spot to Uruguay after working so hard to acquire it.

    3. Profile photo of IstiaqueIstiaque

      really? zenit again? when will they learn?

  5. Profile photo of El pibe Erik lozanoEl pibe Erik lozano

    There still working on emanuel mammana and jonathan calleri

  6. Profile photo of El pibe Erik lozanoEl pibe Erik lozano

    La afa have confirmed 16 players for rio that includes victor cuesta,giovanni lo celso,joaquin correa,cristian pavon, angel correa and Giovanni simeone

  7. Profile photo of Dfox1942Dfox1942

    So none of these sons a bitches wanna coach their National Team!?
    F ’em.

    It is what it is, I don’t know if it can get any worse than this but it has to really suck before it gets better.

    BTW, I don’t blame these mangers for saying NO now, Sampaoli should have been considered after last year’s Copa faliure and he wasn’t and the others are rats jumping off a sinking ship, except they are not on it to start with.

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      You have to be mental to assume the responsability to get the Argentina NT seat…

  8. Profile photo of Argentino TruchoArgentino Trucho

    I just hope someone steps on to take over the AFA, hopefully a former player that doesn’t need money, so they can’t be bribed.

    1. Profile photo of Jack!Jack!

      Like Bati?

      1. Profile photo of Argentino TruchoArgentino Trucho

        That would be awesome.

  9. Profile photo of San IsidroSan Isidro

    Where are all the people saying fire Martino now and get Simeone ???
    As much as many of us didn’t like him including me, we need to take a bitter pill of reality. Here are the facts.
    1) the AFA, as the country for a fact is corrupt to the core…the majority of people in power in the AFA or government are thieves.
    2) the AFA is broke and broken. No money…”Futbol para todos” means no money for the players, clubs, or AFA. For all the dreamers, that’s how socialism works in reality..sounds great but can’t give everything for free…
    3) no coach will touch this dumpster fire.
    4) maradona , a despicable human being to say the least, is trying to capitalize.
    5) people still think “we are number 1”. Reality check…we haven’t won shit in almost a quarter century and at this point can’t field an Olympic team and may not even be able to pull our shit together for a World Cup qualification , and our captain just got a guilty verdict for tax fraud…

  10. Profile photo of rr

    we still need to qualify!!!

  11. Profile photo of pallabpallab

    Someone has to take the charge of the world no 1 team

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