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Report: Former Argentina boss Sampaoli holding out for Mexico job


Jorge Sampaoli’s World Cup did not go as planned with Argentina but, after being linked to a number of jobs, the veteran manager reportedly has a preferred job in mind.

According to Goal, Sampaoli is holding out for the currently vacant Mexico job after being fired by Argentina following the World Cup. Sampaoli’s Argentina crashed out against France in the Round of 16 following reports of a squad revolt following a poor group stage showing.

While Sampaoli’s struggles with Argentina remain fresh, the Argentinian-born coach has worked wonders at both the international and club level. Sampaoli led Chile from 2012-16 while capturing the 2015 Copa America before joining Sevilla from 2016-17.

Sampaoli has been very loosely linked with the U.S. Men’s National Team job, as well as gigs with Costa Rica and Paraguay.


  1. i would like to see bob bradley take a crack at solving the riddle of the fifth game with the mnt. i’ll bb is just the man to do it. can you visualize this in your mind? i can.

    previously, i wrote: “taking a cue from gary page, i would recommend bob bradley for the vacant mexico mnt coaching position.”

    read my entire comment here:

    Juan Carlos Osorio will not return as Mexico National Team manager

  2. This actually would be a good hire for Mexico. Sampaoli’s tactics would work for that team. It didn’t work for Argentina because his style depends on relentless attacking play and Argentina was full of slow midfielders and defenders for that to ever work. Mexico and Chile have a similar set of players so this might be a good match.

  3. I don’t want to tip off the FFM, but wouldn’t this be a big step backward by El Tri? It would remove a potential bad choice from Earnie Stewart’s consideration

    I mean, . . go ahead Mexico, sign Sampaoli.

    • I agree that Sampaoli would be a terrible choice for the US. Not so sure with Mexico. Easy to forget what Sampaoli achieved with Chile, but that was a really good team and very fun to watch.

  4. “Sampaoli has been very loosely linked with the U.S. Men’s National Team job”… Hopefully as loose as Lil Bobby’s stool on Taco Tuesday…


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