Pochettino unlikely to take the Argentina job right now


Argentina find themselves looking for a new manager once again after the inevitable sacking of Edgardo Bauza.

There’s a genuine possibility that La Albiceleste will miss out on next year’s World Cup in Russia as they currently sit outside the qualifying spots.

As always, Mauricio Pochettino is among the names in the frame to take over.

The 45-year-old is unlikely to take a job with the AFA in disarray, however, as the Express report that they aren’t going to be able to match the wages he picks up at Spurs. The organisation are still having to pay two previous managers, so there is little room for manoeuvre on that one.


Meanwhile, Spanish publication Marca suggest that Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli, who only joined the La Liga outfit last summer following Unai Emery’s departure, is instead the favourite.

It’s clear that Pochettino enjoys the day-to-day running of the club which he enjoys at Tottenham. The Argentine is also keen to win trophies to establish his reputation more fully, and he has a good chance of doing that over the next couple of years.

The situation with the national side is likely to put off a lot of younger managers, and there’s a very real sense that Spurs are on the cusp of something big.

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