Thursday 21st June, 2018
12 ℃ | 16 ℃Buenos Aires
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has acknowledged for the first time that Argentina want him to coach the national team.

Sampaoli, under contract with the club until June 2018, is reported to be the Argentina Football Association (AFA)'s main candidate to replace the sacked Edgardo Bauza.

Asked about those reports at a news conference on Thursday, Sampaoli said the timing of a move would have to be right to avoid "hurting" Sevilla.

He added: "I know that there is an interest, because to deny it would be to lie to all of you.

"I know they say that I'm the chosen one, but they [the AFA] will have to wait until the time is right in order to do it in a manner that doesn't damage anyone.

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