However, Sampaoli denied media reports that he had already named a national team squad for next month's international friendlies.
The 57-year-old told a news conference: "My country wants me as national team coach and I've had that dream since I was a boy.
"Last summer, I couldn't leave because I had already committed myself to Sevilla and built the squad alongside [former sporting director] Monchi.
"This time, it is different. The opportunity to guide the national team has come along again and, as an Argentinian, I cannot turn it down.