Who is Nico Sanchez Monterrey assistant manager who called Lionel Messi a possessed dwarf

Who is Nico Sanchez Monterrey assistant manager who called Lionel Messi a possessed dwarf

Here is all you need to know about Nico Sanchez including his age, career, bio and more about the Argentine footballer as he beefs with Lionel Messi

In a heated exchange with Monterrey coach Nico Sanchez, Lionel Messi was referred to as a “possessed dwarf” and had the “face of the devil.”

Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba, and Inter Miami coach Tata Martino fought with opposing players and coaches in the tunnel following the game, despite Messi’s absence from the first leg 1-2 loss at Chase Stadium.

Who is Nico Sanchez Monterrey MLS assistant manager who called Lionel Messi a possessed dwarf

Following their arguments, Sanchez is heard using foul language to describe Messi in an audio recording that was obtained through FOX Sports MX. The coach further stated:

He put his fist next to my face and says: ‘Who do you think you are?’ But because I didn’t look at him, I was looking away, I never answered back, it made things worse.”

Meanwhile, in a video he shared on social media, Sanchez expressed his regret to Tata Martino to whom he called “dummy” and “fool”. He stated in his apology:

Since I do not know the Inter coach, Gerardo Martino, and I referred to him in a disrespectful manner, and I apologise.”


Who is Nico Sanchez?

Nicolas Gabriel Sanchez is a former professional football player from Argentina who was born on February 4, 1986 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


A look at Nico Sanchez career

Nico formerly played as a center-back. Currently, the 38-year-old serves as Monterrey’s Liga MX assistant manager.

Sanchez started playing football in the Boca Juniors junior system as a midfielder after being born in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Mataderos. He signed a professional contract with Nueva Chicago, with whom he made his Primera Division debut in the 2003–04 Argentine Championship on June 26, 2004 against Independente.

With Godoy Cruz, Sanchez, after facing several injuries, played for the following four seasons. He played in two Copa Libertadores, and the team finished in the middle of the table.


His managerial career stared with Raya 2, a former Mexican professional football club based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, in 2022-2023. Due to the Liga de Expansion MX’s 2024 restructuring, the squad was dissolved on May 23, 2023. He is now the assistant manager for Club de Futbol Monterrey.