Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Sport | By Charlene Craig

Sevilla tells Argentina it must pay to take Sampaoli

Sevilla tells Argentina it must pay to take Sampaoli

"Sevilla and the Argentine Football Association (AFA) have reached an agreement in principle for the release of Jorge Sampaoli as coach of the Nervion outfit in order for him to become head coach of Argentina", the statement read.

"My contract with the club contains clauses which allow me to leave", said the Argentine.

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Sevilla have reached an agreement in principle to release Jorge Sampaoli from his contract to become the new Argentina coach, the Spanish club have announced.

"All parties are satisfied with the agreement".

Sampaoli leaves Sevilla having guided them to the top four but, for much of the season, this was a campaign that promised more.

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He will replace, Edgardo Bauza who resigned last month after just eight months in charge.

The Andalusian club are desperate to keep hold of their manager, despite a season that promised so much ultimately coming off the rails after the Champions League last 16 exit against Leicester.

Despite counting on forward Lionel Messi, Argentina is struggling to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation, now sitting in fifth place in the South American group after winning only six of 14 matches.

Argentina's next outing is the MCG friendly against Brazil on June 9 with their next World Cup qualifier away to Uruguay on August 31.

La Albiceleste lie fifth, outside the automatic qualification places and occupying the inter-confederation play-off spot with four matches remaining.

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