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In the Argentinian media, they claim a rift in the relationship between the coach of the world champion and the president of the association. When was it created, and what caused the gaps?

On video: World Cup championship celebrations in Argentina (Photo: Reuters)

World champion Lionel Scaloni is expected to sign a contract extension as the coach of the Argentina national team until the end of the 2026 World Cup, but despite the tremendous achievement and the support he receives from senior officials such as Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria to the last of the Albiceleste players, and also from the fans of course, there are those who claim that behind the scenes a rift has formed between him and the president of the Argentinian association Claudio Tapia: "Something in their relationship has broken", it was written in "Infobae" yesterday (Sunday).

More than once it has been reported in the Argentine media that between Tapia and Scaloni there is an agreement on the continuation of the contract.

In yesterday's article it was emphasized that the two really have no choice: the president will not be able to justify in any way parting with the one who led the team to win the third World Cup in its history, while the coach will not want to disappoint the players and fans who expect him to continue, especially not in favor of another offer or out of insistence on a high salary More.

Not 100% satisfied.

Scalloni (Photo: Reuters)

However, in Argentina they claim: "The achievement they shared in Qatar failed to heal wounds caused by working side by side, and the behaviors of each."

Scaloni, as they describe it in his country, has more complaints about Tapia than the latter about the coach.

It's time to mention that Tapia is the one who appointed Scalloni despite countless criticisms about it, and even backed him up after the Copa America in 2019 despite an unimpressive tournament.

It turns out, according to "Infobae", that during the international break last September, the turning point in the relationship between the two occurred: during a stay in Miami, Scaloni complained to the security personnel at the hotel where the national team was staying, due to excessive noises that disturbed the rest of the players.

What the coach didn't know, was that the noise came from Tapia's suite on the 12th floor, where the president celebrated his 55th birthday with songs, dances and toasts.

"There were difficult exchanges of words between the two, and at that moment Scalloni hinted for the first time that he might leave at the end of his contract with the national team," it was written in Argentina, when assistant coach Pablo Aimar, who is considered a very beloved figure by the players and all the staff members, was marked as the one who calmed the spirits.

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Acts as if the achievement is his own.

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Another thing greatly bothers Scalloni: the great credit Tapia gives himself for winning the World Cup.

"Tafia is convinced that the achievement is his," it said.

Even before the trophy was won, the entire professional team disapproved of the president's behavior at the camp in Qatar: "They didn't like the fact that he showed up to training dressed like a player, kicked balls into the goal, got on the bus with the players as if he were one of them, handed out shirts as gifts and felt like The owner of the team."

The coach was also upset that the most powerful man in the association stated in the media that "everything is closed" regarding the extension of the contract, when this is not the case and there are still certain details that have not been agreed upon, including the currency in which the salary of the coach and his assistants will be paid.

"The differences are not in the financial aspect or such normative things, but in the war for the leadership of the national team", they concluded in Argentina.

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Source: walla

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