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Mario Kempes wants to manage Lionel Messi and Argentina

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He’d be happy to replace Jorge Sampaoli

France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Mario Kempes says he’d be willing to manage Argentina as speculation continues over whether Jorge Sampaoli will continue after a disappointing World Cup.

Diego Maradona has also said he’d coach La Albiceleste for free and Kempes has now thrown his hat into the ring.

“It’s not easy to carry forward the national team because you have a whole country behind,” he said.

“But I would be willling to take charge of the Argentina national team.”

Source | ESPN

It’s not know if Messi will continue his international career after a tough time out in Russia. We’ve not heard from the GOAT since the tournament ended and he’ll be 35 by the time th next World Cup rolls around.