Javier Mascherano Appointed As Argentina’s U20 Coach
Former Liverpool and Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano is set to take over as coach of Argentina’s U20 team.
Mascherano will succeed Fernando Bastista who leaves the role to join newly appointed Venezuelan national team boss Jose Pekerman’s backroom staff.
The 37 year old appointment will be the first coaching job for the Argentina’s second most capped player, and the only Argentine player to win Olympic gold twice in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
The versatile midfielder also appeared in four World Cups for La Albiceleste, in Germany 2006, 2010 in South Africa, 2014 in Brazil where Argentina finished second and 2018 in Russia before he called it quit with the national team.
During Mascherano’s 17 year illustrious career, he won five LaLiga titles and two Champions League with Barcelona, he also won league titles at River Plate before retiring in November 2020 following a short stint at Estudiantes in his homeland.
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