Alejandro Sabella was tired and knew that he took this squad as far as he could when they stepped off the pitch at the Estadio Maracanã in the World Cup just a few weeks ago. After several rumblings in the past few hours, the coach once again reaffirmed his position and said that he was not going to continue as coach of the Argentine national team. Despite the repeated efforts by AFA president Julio Grondona to keep him on, the former Estudiantes boss decided to do otherwise.
It seemed to have been foreshadowed by his agent days before the World Cup final when he said that his client would not return to coach the national team.
On Monday evening, Fox Sports Lat Am journalist Emiliano Pinson put this information out. It was important as it started to take the Sabella story out of the realm of speculation and into materialization.
Pinson said: "Alejandro Sabella has already told Julio Grondona that he will NOT continue as DT (head coach) of @Argentina..."