Sevilla could already be facing a battle to keep Jorge Sampaoli as the Argentine Press want him to be their country’s new Coach.
According to Ole, Argentina’s leading sports publication, the country’s football association (AFA) has not lost hope of appointing Sampaoli to lead its football team into the 2018 World Cup.
“His dream is to lead the Argentine national team,” a source close to the 56-year-old told the newspaper.
Ole adds there could even be the possibility of Sampaoli juggling the Sevilla and Argentina jobs next season, in which he would manage La Albiceleste for eight World Cup qualifiers.
It is also claimed a clause in the former Chile boss stipulates that he is free to accept an offer from a national team as of next summer.
“My first pick would be Sampaoli. I talked to him a while ago, and I think he’s a very capable Coach,” Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici, who is also on the appointment panel, told the newspaper.
Sampaoli, who is Argentine by nationality, was named Unai Emery’s successor only last week, while the South Americans’ most recent Coach Tata Martino resigned on Tuesday, amidst another lost Copa America final and institutional problems in the AFA.