Aguero reveals his Argentina role at World Cup 2022 following chat with Messi and Scaloni

Sergio Aguero has backtracked on his plans to type a part of the Argentina teaching staff at World Cup 2022, with the previous Manchester City and Barcelona striker revealing that he might be in Qatar “as a fan”.

The 33-year-old, who was forced to retire in December 2021 attributable to a coronary heart situation, had hinted in February that he would be a member of Lionel Scaloni’s backroom team when his fellow countrymen go in pursuit of world glory later this yr.

Those plans have been shelved following talks with Scaloni and nationwide captain Lionel Messi, with Aguero set to fill a cheerleading role as a substitute of a tactical one.

What has been mentioned?

Explaining his thought course of, Aguero advised ESPN: “The invitation to be a part of Argentina’s employees was on the desk.

“I spoke with Chiqui [Tapia, Argentina Football Association president] and I used to be clear with him about my purpose to get pleasure from my time.

“I’m going to Qatar, however as a fan.

“I’ve an excellent relationship with everybody from the nationwide staff however I do not see myself within the teaching employees and with the gamers on a day-to-day foundation. They are asking for a role that is not for me proper now.

“I had a chat with [Messi], he and Scaloni gave me an concept of what they needed from me. I requested them for a while to consider it and then advised Chiqui that I wasn’t prepared for that.

“I will be available for any event related to the Argentina national team, as an ambassador but I don’t want a day-to-day responsibility with the team.”

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