Mexico’s Argentinian-born coach Ricardo La Volpe has turned down an offer to coach Boca Juniors.

Boca had approached the former goalkeeper as a possible replacement for Alfio Basile, who has been offered the job as coach of Argentina. La Volpe

“I said I couldn’t take over a team one week before the start of the championship,” La Volpe told reporters.

“I’m here and I want to coach Boca, because it’s one of the world’s great (football) institutions.

“But then you start thinking, analysing things in the cold light of day and realising where you are.”

“I told them that I haven’t worked in Argentina for 26 years,” he said. “I don’t want to fool anyone.”

La Volpe led Mexico to the second round at the World Cup, where they were defeated 2-1 by Argentina. His contract expired at the end of the World Cup although there has been no confirmation from either La Volpe or the Mexican federation about whether he is leaving the post.