Jorge Sampaoli: Argentina reach agreement with Sevilla to appoint boss

Argentina and Sevilla have reached agreement for Jorge Sampaoli to take over as boss of his home country.

Sampaoli, 57, guided Sevilla to a fourth-placed finish in La Liga in his only season in charge and the last 16 of the Champions League beforelosing 3-2 on aggregate to Leicester.

“All parties are satisfied by the agreement reached,” said a Sevilla statement on Friday.

Argentina sacked Edgardo Bauza last month after eight matches as coach.

Sevilla’s statement added: “This agreement in principle is pending the drafting and presentation of the relevant documents, which must be signed by all parties by next Thursday, 1 June.”

Sampaoli revealed last week that Argentina wanted to appoint him.

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

“There’s a clear desire from my country to have me as coach and I’ve had a dream of taking that chance.”


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