Argentina National Team coach Edgardo BAUZA is expected to be fired today.
According to reports in Argentina, BAUZA will meet with AFA president TAPIA tonight at 7pm at Ezeiza. Per the reports, the decision to fire him has already been taken and BAUZA will be fired tonight.
This story of will the AFA or won’t the AFA fire BAUZA has been going on since last month with the two parties speaking to each other last week when BAUZA got the support of TAPIA. However, since that time, there was a leaked Whatsapp conversation involving the AFA president where he insults and humiliates BAUZA.
The idea seems to be that while the AFA no longer want BAUZA as coach of the Argentina National Team, they can’t afford to fire him. They currently owe former Argentina and current Atlanta United coach Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO’s staff millions and firing BAUZA would add to their debt. Furthermore, if the rumors are true and they would get Jorge SAMPAOLI from Sevilla, they would have to pay his buyout clause and pay his salary as coach of the Argentina National Team. Another issue appears to be that they don’t want to fire BAUZA before being able to get SAMPAOLI as his replacement.
We reported last week that SAMPAOLI reportedly had demands about coaching the National Team. One of them being that he would want to manage Argentina until the 2022 World Cup.