The coach of the world champions has died. He also managed FC Barcelona

The coach of the world champions has died.  He also managed FC Barcelona

The football world has lost a great coach. Cesar Luis Menotti, the legendary coach of the Argentine national team, died at the age of less than 86. He gave her her first world championship.

Argentina is the current world champion. Lionel Scaloni's team won their third title in history for their home country. The remaining two were due to great tournaments in 1978 and 1986. Cesar Luis Menotti was behind the first success. Today, the South American country mourns a great coach who brought many great moments to their lives. The death of the coach was announced, among others, by the Argentine Football Federation. He has recently been struggling with health problems.

The coach of the 1978 world champions has died

Cesar Luis Menotti was born on November 5, 1938 in Rosario, a city that is today famous because of Lionel Messi. As a footballer, he represented the local club, as well as Boca Juniors and Santos, where he met the famous Pele. The attacking player played two matches for the Albicelestes team.

However, he had a greater career as a trainer. After the 1974 World Cup, as a 36-year-old, he became the national team coach. Four years later, he led it to its greatest success in history. The team with the famous Mario Kempes won the World Cup in front of its home crowd. The country went crazy for the big band.

Menotti served as coach until 1982. Then the team failed at the next World Cup. Later, the coach led, among others, FC Barcelona with Diego Maradona in his squad. In the following years, fate also took him to Atletico Madrid, River Plate, the Mexican national team and Sampdoria.

Argentina mourns Cesar Luis Menotti

“Dear Flaco, saying goodbye to you is a huge pain for us. You've given us a lot during your career. Without a doubt, your passage to immortality will be associated with the best memories of all of us who love football,” wrote the president of the Argentine Football Association, Chiqui Tapia, on Twitter.

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