After finishing in fourth position at the World Cup, the Australian coach confirmed that he wants to continue leading the Argentine team in the period up to the 2027 World Cup.
The Pumas They finished 2023 with fourth place in France World Cup and they have started preparing for next year’s preseason. Looking forward to 2024, Michael Cheikathat his contract ended at the end of October, He informed the heads of the Argentine Rugby Union that it was his intention to continue in office.
In March 2022 the Australian replaced Mario Ledesma as head coach of the Argentine national team, The main idea of the UAR is that the player born in Sydney will be there until the end of the participation of the Albiceleste in the World Cup and leave an organized technical body, which put Felipe Contepomi as a candidate to lead it.. Now, a month after losing to England in the bronze medal match, the staff are presenting reports of what happened on French soil and have begun talks to renew the contract until 2027.
Although the economic details still need to be worked out, From the leadership of the Argentine federation they believe that there are some details in favor. Not only is Cheika’s desire to continue leading Los Pumas but also the intention of his right-hand man to continue being a field coach. In addition, the emotional factor among players works in his favor. Gabriel Travaglini president of the Argentine Union, spoke to Hey and acknowledged that the first proposal was that I trained until the end of the World Cup and organized the technical staff, adding: “He complied and intends to stay, so now we’re reviewing it. “We are doing our best to have the best structure to face the next World Cup.”
Looking ahead to next season, Los Pumas have confirmed two test matches against France at the beginning of July. In addition, they now have a calendar of Rugby Championship, which will be played between August and September, and the Argentina team will debut at home against Australia.
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