Alejandro Sabella: Former Leeds and Sheffield United midfielder dies

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Previous Leeds and Sheffield United player and Argentina public director Alejandro Sabella has kicked the bucket at 66 years old.

Sabella, who guided his nation to the last of the 2014 World Cup, had been in clinic since late November.

He showed up for the Blades somewhere in the range of 1978 and 1980 preceding joining Leeds, for whom he played multiple times.

His passing comes only fourteen days after the demise of another previous Argentina player and chief, Diego Maradona.

A tweet by the Argentine Football Association read: “The group of the #LigaProfesional football @AFA profoundly laments the passing of Alejandro Sabella, and goes with all his friends and family right now.”

Sabella joined Sheffield United from River Plate after the club neglected to sign Maradona.

He would re-visitation of his nation of origin after his ensuing short spell at Elland Road to join Estudiantes, whom he would later oversee and prompt the Copa Libertadores in 2009.

His time as mentor of the Argentine public side, for whom he additionally played multiple times, started in 2011 and finished after the 2014 competition, which saw his side beaten by Germany in the last.

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