Bianchi wants Argentina job

Proven club coach Carlos Bianchi has emerged as a frontrunner to take over as Argentina boss.The South American giants are looking for a coach after Sergio Batista was sacked in the wake of a disappointing quarter-final exit at Copa America.

Bianchi has been strongly linked with a coaching position in the Argentina national side for several years now, after guiding Velez and Boca Juniors to the most successful spells in their history.

And the 62-year-old has revealed the time may be right for him to return to activity after his last job dates back to 2006, with Atletico Madrid.

“My wishes to coach the Argentina national team are always the same and very big,” Bianchi told news agency Telam.

“I think I have earned enough credit. The future will tell if I can have that honour.”

“I only ask for the right to work with people I trust. I consider myself to have enough experience to do a professional job like I did throughout my career as a player and technical director.”

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino and Al-Jazira boss Alejandro Sabella have also been linked with Argentina’s vacancy.