Jorge Sampaoli seems set to swap Sevilla for Argentina

Taylor Byrd
May 27, 2017

Sevilla has told the Argentine football federation they must pay €1.5 million (around £1.3million) if they want to hire manager Jorge Sampaoli in a bid to save their faltering World Cup qualifying campaign.

Jorge Sampaoli will become Argentina's new coach after his club Sevilla confirmed it had reached an agreement with the Argentine FA.

A club statement read: "Sevilla FC and the Argentine Football Association (AFA) have reached an agreement in principle for Jorge Sampaoli to become Argentina's national team manager".

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Sevilla president Pepe Castro claimed he will insist that the only way he will let Sampaoli out of the past year of his contract is through the full payment of his buyout clause.

This principle of agreement is pending of the drafting and presentation of the pertinent documents.

The agreement will be signed by both parties on June 1st.

The former Chile coach was offered the job last August shortly after taking the helm of Sevilla but chose to remain in charge of the club.

Argentina have been without a manager since sacking Edgardo Bauza in April and former Chile boss Sampaoli immediately emerged as the clear favourite to take over the role after guiding Sevilla to a fourth-place finish in La Liga.

Now the 57-year old has a hard task ahead of him to win Argentina's remaining games and qualify automatically for the World cup.

Argentina's next outing is a friendly against Brazil on June 9.

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