Veron to work with Argentina youth teams

Indo Asian News Service

Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Former Manchester United, Lazio and Inter Milan midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron said on Friday he has accepted a position as coordinator of Argentina's national youth football teams.

The 42-year-old is said to have been handpicked by new Argentinian Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia, who has identified a revamp of the country's youth system as a top priority, reports Xinhua news agency.

"There are some details that still need to be finalised, but I will be in charge of the national youth teams," Veron was quoted as saying by TyC Sports.

Veron said he invited his former Argentina national teammate Diego Milito to work alongside him in the role. "Diego Milito has presence and clear ideas," Veron, who was capped 73 times for Argentina, said.

"Argentinian football could do with his input and his nomination is supported by all of the (AFA) directors."

Veron is currently the president of Argentinian top flight club Estudiantes and come out of retirement in February to represent the club in this year's Copa Libertadores.