Sevilla and Argentina have reached an agreement to allow Jorge Sampaoli take over the national team Coaching job pending “final paper work”.
The 57-year-old, who joined La Liga side Sevilla this season, guided Chile to the Copa America title in 2015.
Although he is the overwhelming favourite to become the next manager of Argentina, Sevilla are prepared to hold out for the full £1.3m payment before allowing the Coach to leave per Rory O’Callaghan [Sky Sports].
Sampaoli, who is from Argentina was heavily linked with the FC Barcelona job after current Manager, Luis Enrique announced that the 2016/17 season will be his last at the Camp Nou.
“My contract with the club contains clauses which allow me to leave,” the Argentine said earlier this month.
“There’s a clear desire from my country to have me as coach and I’ve had a dream of taking that chance.”
Sampaoli successfully guided Sevilla to a top-four finish in La Liga this season and the Andalusians are determined to hold out for the maximum amount possible before allowing him to leave.
Sevilla president Pepe Castro will meet with Argentine FA president Claudio Tapia in the coming days to discuss Sampaoli’s future but insists the full payment must be made per O’Callaghan.
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