Jorge Sampaoli has reportedly quit as Argentina manager after leading his side to a World Cup last-16 exit – following a meeting with his bosses.
The South American nation scraped through Group D after drawing with debutants Iceland, losing to Croatia and needing a late winner to edge out Nigeria.
They were then knocked out in the first knock-out stage in a 4-3 defeat to free flowing France – with Kylian Mbappe running riot with a brace.
Sampaoli took over as Argentina boss last June after Edgardo Bauza was sacked with the country facing missing out on qualifying for Russia.
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The former Sevilla chief managed to drag the Argentines to the World Cup, with a Lionel Messi hat-trick in the final fixture confirming their place in the competition.
But after the defeat to France, Sampaoli met with Argentine President Chiqui Tapia, according to TNT Sports, where he reportedly decided to step down.
Assistant Sebastian Beccacece will also leave his role with the side.