Sevilla’s Sampaoli Named Argentina Coach

Sevilla have confirmed Jorge Sampaoli has departed to take charge of Argentina after compensation to trigger the release clause in his contract was received.

The La Liga club said last week they had reached an agreement in principle with the Argentinian Football Association but set it a deadline of 1 June to complete the paperwork for the former Chile manager.

“Jorge Sampaoli has left Sevilla definitively today after the documentation by which Sevilla is guaranteed the collection of the fixed amount in the termination clause of the Argentine coach was initiated,” said the Spanish club.

“Sevilla wishes luck and success to Jorge Sampaoli in his new professional career and appreciates the services provided in the 16-17 season, in which the team met the objectives of the campaign: earning fourth place in the league – with the second-best points total in its history – and surpassing the group phase of the Champions League.”

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