Argentina Reach Agreement With Sevilla Over New Boss Jorge Sampaoli

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The La Liga club has almost reached an agreement with the Argentine football federation to let Sampaoli leave.

"All parties are satisfied by the agreement that has been reached".

"Sevilla and the Argentine Football Association (AFA) have reached an agreement in principle for the release of Jorge Sampaoli as coach of the Nervion outfit in order for him to become head coach of Argentina", the statement read.

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Sampaoli, having never before coached in Europe, joined Sevilla on a two-year contract last summer as the successor to Unai Emery, who had led the club to three successive Europa League triumphs. Documents that must be signed by both parties next Thursday, June 1st.

Sevilla president Jose Castro reiterated on Thursday that his club would not accept a reduction in the release clause.

Under Sampaoli, Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and sealed a place in Champions League qualifying for the 2017-18 campaign.

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AFA representatives have agreed to the rescission clause in SAMPAOLI'S contract, which local media reported to be 1.5 million euros (US $1.68 million).

Before the hiring of Edgardo Bauza last August, Sampaoli wanted to leave Sevilla.

Despite counting on superstar forward Messi, Argentina is struggling to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, now sitting in fifth place in the South American group after winning only six of 14 matches. Only the top four sides will qualify directly for the tournament in Russian Federation.

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Argentina take on Brazil in Melbourne on June 9 and they play at Singapore a week later.

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