Argentina begins new era under coach Sampaoli

Posted June 03, 2017

Jorge Sampaoli has made a decision to leave Sevilla and has subsequently being confirmed as Argentina's new manager.

The relevant paperwork has now been received, and a statement from the Spanish club confirmed the departure of their ex-Chile boss after just one season.

Until Wednesday, Sampaoli had been the coach of Sevilla club in Spain, with the team finishing fourth in La Liga last season.

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"The South American qualifiers are very complicated". The team needs a morale boost after a hard 2016, when Messi threatened to quit the squad after they lost on penalties to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final.

Argentina sacked Edgardo Bauza in April after eight matches as coach, BBC reports.

"I spoke with Leo and we're both excited", said Sampaoli. The fulfilling of a dream that I've craved for a long time.

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'Dybala has a high level and what stands out is his inventiveness, ' Sampaoli said as Thursday's press conference.

The Argentinians' hopes of reaching the World Cup Finals next year are on a knife edge in the 10-nation South American group in which the top four qualify for Russian Federation.

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. 'We want the world's best player to feel happy being here.

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Sampaoli will make his debut in charge of Argentina against their arch-rivals Brazil in Melbourne on June 9 before his side move on to face Singapore in another friendly on June 13.