Former Argentine national team coach Alfio Basile confirmed on Tuesday that he has received an offer to replace Mark Hughes at Manchester City. Basile, 65, could be returning to Europe after having a short stint at Atlético Madrid back in the early 90´s. French paper Le Figaro reported that the Argentine coach confirmed that City offered him a preliminary deal to take over as soon as possible.

Basile resigned from the national team last November after a string of poor results that included a four-match winless streak as well as losing to neighboring Chile in Santiago 1-0. He would be replaced by Argentine legend Diego Maradona and he too has not had a great deal of success. The last match Argentina played was their historic 6-1 loss to Bolivia in La Paz during World Cup qualifying.

¨Coco¨ is also being placed on a short list to return to Boca Juniors due to the problems that current coach Carlos Ischia is facing at domestically with the Argentine giants.