The government of Argentina is involved in the search for a new national team Coach and could pay the €8m to get Jorge Sampaoli from Sevilla.
Sampaoli was only recently hired at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan but he has emerged as the favourite to replace Tata Martino, and AS notes the government of the South American country is closely involved in the search for a new boss.
The idea is for Sampaoli to take over the Argentina side on a part-time basis while still working with Sevilla and then leave Nervion in 2017 and go full-time with La Albiceleste.
But it would cost €8.1m to get Sampaoli out of his contract and the Argentine federation, the AFA, don’t have that money to work with, so the government or a private company could pay it.
The AFA want Samapoli on a job-share for the September, October and November internationals and then when the New Year rolls over, they will pay the clause to break Samapoli’s contract, the stipulation only coming into effect in 2017.
Sevilla would have advance warning of the association’s intention to take Sampaoli and time to line up a successor.