Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero could take part in the Qatar World Cup despite his retirement after revealing he has held talks over a new role.
Aguero had five successful years at Atletico Madrid before joining City for £35million back in July 2011. He went on to become a legend at the Etihad, registering 260 goals in 390 matches.
His stunning form helped the Citizens to win a host of trophies, including five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and six league cups.
The Argentine is fourth on the list of Premier League all-time top scorers with 184 strikes, and he is the top scoring overseas player in the competition’s history.
Aguero’s most famous goal in a City shirt came at the end of the 2011-12 season, when he bagged a stoppage-time winner against QPR to hand the club their first league title in 44 years.
Aguero left for Barcelona in the summer following the expiry of his City contract. He would only make five appearances for the Blaugrana, scoring one goal, before having to retire due to a heart condition.
The striker’s dream had been to represent Argentina at the 2022 World Cup, only for it to be snatched from his grasp.
Sergio Aguero eyes World Cup role
However, the 33-year-old could still help his country to glory in Qatar this winter.
He has confirmed that he is in talks with Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni over joining their backroom staff for the tournament.
“I want to go to the World Cup,” Aguero said (via ESPN). “I spoke to Scaloni. He called me… the lads as well. We are looking to have a meeting this week and see what can be done.
“There is the idea that I could be a part of the backroom staff. If I go, I would be able to be with the players and be in the training sessions.”
Sergio Aguero reached 101 caps for Argentina during his playing days, registering 41 goals. He featured in the 2014 World Cup final defeat to Germany, during which Mario Gotze got the winning goal.
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