Argentina coach Mario Ledesma indicated he would like to remain in charge of the national team as he reflected on a disappointing World Cup campaign.

The Pumas failed to make it out of their pool for the first time since 2003, losing out to England and France in Pool C, but ended their tournament with a 47-17 victory over the United States in Kumagaya on Wednesday.

The result ensured Argentina’s qualification for the 2023 World Cup but that was of little consolation to the 2015 semi-finalists.

Argentina bid farewell to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a bonus-point win over the USA Argentina bid farewell to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a bonus-point win over the USA Argentina bid farewell to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a bonus-point win over the USA

Asked about his future, Ledesma said: “Many critics that I faced but it is really important to have a good perspective in our future.

“We have just played our match, we had a red card in the England match, so we need to look back on many things. We can’t just look forward in one way.

“As coach I work on tactics and skill, control player emotions and have cohesion in the team and bring in other forces from outside as well.

“We have to look at every phase, so we need to go out of our country and play many matches to improve and to watch other sports to learn from them.”