Lionel Scaloni: Argentina manager and former West Ham loanee ‘injured after being hit by car while riding bike’
Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has been taken to hospital after being hit by car while riding his bike, according to reports.
The 40-year-old was taken Son Espases hospital, having reportedly ‘hit his face hard against the ground’ near the Agora school.
It is claimed Scaloni’s condition has been ‘assessed between mild and moderate’, and he could be discharged from the university hospital shortly.
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Scaloni, who was appointed Argentina manager last November, began his playing career with Newell’s Old Boys in 1995.
The versatile right-sided player went on to represent Estudiantes, Deportivo La Coruna, Racing Santander, Lazio, Mallorca and Atalanta, with whom he finished his career in 2015.
He spent a short time in England with West Ham, joining the east Londoners on loan in January 2006 and helping the Hammers reach that year’s FA Cup final. Scaloni played the entire match as Liverpool beat West Ham on penalties at the Millennium Stadium.
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The Rosario native also represented Argentina on seven occasions, including as part of their 2006 World Cup squad.
He was the national team’s assistant manager under Jorge Sampaoli, and took charge as caretaker when Sampaoli left after Argentina’s poor 2018 World Cup campaign.
Later that year, Scaloni was appointed manager on a permanent basis with a deal that runs until the end of this summer’s Copa America.
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