I'm going to the World Cup! Retired Aguero hoping for Argentina role
After being forced to retire due to a heart issue in December, Sergio Aguero expressed a desire to help Argentina at the World Cup.FotMob - last year
Sergio Aguero intends to go the World Cup in Qatar and hopes it will be as part of Argentina's backroom staff.
Former striker Aguero experienced chest pain in a match against Deportivo Alaves in October and it was determined he had a career-ending heart issue.
However, the 33-year-old still wants to be part of Argentina's campaign in Qatar this year and hopes a role can be found for him.
"I'm going to go to the World Cup. We are going to have a meeting this week. I want to be there," he told Radio 10 in Argentina.
"The idea is for me to join the coaching staff. I spoke with [head coach Lionel] Scaloni and also with [Argentine Football Association president] Claudio Tapia.
"We have to try to give it a go to see what can be done."
Aguero joined Barcelona in the hopes of playing alongside close friend Lionel Messi after the pair helped Argentina end their 28-year wait for a senior international trophy at the 2021 Copa America.
Yet the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner ended up completing an incredible switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi came in for criticism following his display in the Champions League last-16 first-leg victory over Real Madrid, which was decided by a solitary Kylian Mbappe goal after the 34-year-old had failed to convert a penalty.
"How are the French media going to kill Messi? Leo played well. Were they watching the game backwards? Leo always plays five levels above," said Aguero.