Friday, 18 August, 2017

Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina until 2022

Argentina’s new football coach Jorge Sampaoli holds up a jersey featuring his name at the end of a press conference in Buenos Aires Argentina.- AP Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina until 2022
Arthur Frazier | 03 June, 2017, 07:23

Sevilla have confirmed coach Jorge Sampaoli has departed to take charge of Argentina after compensation to trigger the release clause in his contract was received.

Sampaoli, who was linked with the Barcelona job earlier this season, will now be presented in his new role in a press conference scheduled later on Thursday at the AFA training facilities in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. "There are some very good teams trying to do the same thing as us", said Sampaoli, who has signed a deal until the 2022 World Cup.

Prior to taking the reins at Sevilla, Sampaoli was a great success as the head coach of Chile's national team, guiding the country to a Copa America title in 2015, beating Argentina in the final.

After a short break, he replaced Unai Emery at Sevilla last July, leading the Andalusian outfit to fourth place in La Liga and the last 16 of the Champions League. The national side's malaise is a mystery at first glance, given their star quality with various players in top European clubs.

He is Argentina's third coach during the current edition of the World Cup qualifiers in South America, after Gerardo Martino and Edgardo Bauza. It's a boost for us to see how excited he is with this new stage (for Argentina).

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The Argentine football team, that boasts of some of the biggest superstars of the game such as Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and so on, have been embroiled in instability.

'To Mascherano, we have intentions that he plays central defender, like with Barcelona, ' Sampaoli added.

"I spoke with Leo and we're both excited", said Sampaoli. "I want to welcome Jorge Sampaoli".

"You have to try to imbue the players with a love of the shirt", Sampaoli said.

A surprising selection in Argentina's latest squad - to face Brazil and Singapore in friendlies later this month - was Mauro Icardi.

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