Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Friday a firm offer to coach Argentina would be too tempting to turn down, adding negotiations between his native country and the La Liga club are well advanced.
‘My dream from a young age has been to manage my national team… My country has the clear intention of offering me the job,’ Sampaoli told a news conference.
Emphasising he had yet to sign a contract, he added: ‘I’d only leave here if it were to go and take over my country. It is an offer that I would not be able to refuse.’
Sampaoli interrupted a long career in South America after coaching Chile to the 2015 Copa America trophy and, in his only season in European football, has taken Sevilla to fourth place in the league, their best showing since 2010.