Sergio Aguero set to join Argentina coach Scaloni as part of his backroom staff

Sergio Aguero said he is in talks with Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni to be a part of his backroom staff ahead of the World Cup.

Aguero suffered an arrhythmia while playing a league game with Barcelona on Oct. 30 and six weeks later, announced he had to retire from football at the age of 33 due to a heart condition.

Although his wish of playing in a fourth World Cup is over, Aguero is hopeful he can help Argentina lift the trophy in a different role.

“I want to go to the World Cup,” Aguero said. “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.”