The professional football career ended last year. Meanwhile, former Argentine midfielder Javier Macherano has started coaching. He has joined the Methodology and Development Department of the Argentine Federation. It was reported a few days ago that Macherano could step down and become the coach of Qatari club Al-Saad.
Al-Saad’s former coach and current Barcelona Xavi suggested Macherano as his replacement to Al-Saad’s authorities.
Meanwhile, another rumor was heard about Macherano a strong rumor in the Argentine media that the former midfielder of Argentina, Barcelona and Liverpool is going to take charge of the Argentina U-20 team. In this way, he will officially start the work of building the Messi-di Maria of the future.
Fernando Batista is the current coach of the U-20 team. He is leaving his job. Former Argentina national team coach Jose Pekerman is taking over as head coach of the Venezuelan national team.
Batista is moving to Venezuela as Pekerman’s assistant. That is why the chair of the coach of Argentina U-20 team is going to be vacant soon. Macherano said he was sitting in the chair.
Portuguese coach Jose Pesario recently resigned as Venezuela’s national team coach. Leonardo Gonzalez was given interim responsibilities after Pesario left. Peckerman, who coached Messi-Riquelme at the 2006 World Cup, is taking over Venezuela from Gonzalez. And Batista is his companion in this journey.
It is said that the Venezuelan federation is signing a six-year contract with Pekerman.
However, TYC Sports has stated that Macherano will not sign the contract unless Batista officially leaves the job.
Claudio Tapia, head of the Argentine Federation, is now in Qatar, and the final decision on Macherano-Batista will be made when he returns to the country, the media reported.