2018 FIFA WC: Kempes keen to take charge of Argentina

XtraTime Web Desk: Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli’s future is in doubt as Argentina failed to qualify in the Quarter Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Mario Kempes the hero of 1978 World Cup wants to take charge of Argentina.

Sampoli has a contract till 2022 but Argentine Football Association yet to confirm that wheatear the former Chile boss will be retained, but Kempes keen to to take over.

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

After qualifying from the group stage thanks to Marcos Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria, Sampaoli’s side were dumped out by France in the round of 16.

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

Kempes scored twice in the 1978 World Cup final, winning both the Golden Ball and Golden Boot as Argentina triumphed on home soil.

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