Sabella quits as Argentina coach
BUENOS AIRES Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final, has quit as national team coach with Gerardo Martino or Jose Pekerman in line to succeed him, Argentine media reported on Tuesday.
The reports said Sabella, whose side lost 10 to Germany in the final at Brazils Maracana, had told Argentine FA (AFA) President Julio Grondona of his decision not to stay on.
If Sabella steps aside, the AFA will have to move quickly to name a successor with Argentina beginning preparations for their next major tournament, the 2015 Copa America in Chile, with a friendly against Germany in Duesseldorf on September 3.
Former Paraguay and Barcelona coach Martino, and Pekerman, who steered Argentina to the 2006 quarter-finals and Colombia to the same stage in Brazil, are front