Tottenham Hotspur could lose their manager Mauricio Pochettino as Argentina Football Association will reportedly approach him with the national team job. The position has been vacant ever since former coach Gerardo Martino resigned after Argentina failed to win in the Copa America 2016 final against Chile.
Armando Perez, National football association (AFA) chief is set to fly to Spain first where he will speak to Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli. He would then speak to Tottenham’s Pochettino regarding the national team coaching job, as reported by La Nacion, via BBC.
The 44-year-old Pochettino, who is also a former Argentina international is contracted to the London club until 2022. It will now be interesting to see what he decides if offered the job to coach his national team.
Perez will also speak to Lionel Messi during his visit in Spain. The Barcelona forward declared to retire from international football after his countries defeat in the Copa America finals. The AFA chief will try to convince the forward to reverse his decision.
“It would be gratifying for everyone to persuade Messi to desist from his decision to quit.” Perez said.
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