Lionel Messi leads tributes as Argentina legend Cesar Luis Menotti dies at 85

Argentina coach Cesar Luis Menotti pictured in 1978.
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Lionel Messi has led the tributes following the passing of legendary Argentina manager Cesar Luis Menotti at the age of 85.

Menotti coached Argentina for eight years between 1974 and 1982, leading the Albiceleste to their first-ever World Cup triumph in 1978.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.