Scaloni to stay on as Argentina boss through to 2026
Lionel Scaloni is set to lead Argentina into the 2026 World Cup after signing a new deal with La Albiceleste.
Scaloni, with more than a helping hand from Lionel Messi, guided Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar last year.
It was Argentina's third world title but their first since 1986, when Diego Maradona starred in Mexico.
Messi, with seven goals and three assists, was the driving force in 2022, as Scaloni scooped his second prize as Argentina coach, after winning the Copa America in 2021.
Scaloni's contract had expired, but he always outlined his intention to stay on and news of his new deal was confirmed on Monday.
It means Scaloni is set to take charge of Argentina at next year's Copa America and at the next World Cup.
The United States will stage both the Copa America and the 2026 World Cup, though Mexico and Canada are also co-hosts for the latter tournament.
Scaloni, who counted Newell's Old Boys, West Ham, Lazio and Atalanta among his clubs across a 20-year playing career, took charge of Argentina in 2018 following a stint as the nation's under-20 coach.
He has been nominated for the FIFA Best Men's Coach for 2022, alongside Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.