Getting best out of Messi, Sampaoli's job as new Argentina boss

Sampaoli keen to build around'very excited Messi in Argentina team

Sampaoli immediately pledged to bring the best out of Lionel Messi on the global stage after being unveiled in Argentina on Thursday.

Until Wednesday, Sampaoli had been the coach of Sevilla club in Spain, with the team finishing fourth in La Liga last season. Now he is leaving Sevilla fans and management disgruntled and coming back to his home country just when it needs him.

Sampaoli was finally unveiled as head coach on Thursday, signing a deal through to the 2022 World Cup. "I want to welcome Jorge Sampaoli".

Argentina will be grateful if he just gets them on the plane to Russian Federation 2018.

"The contract is through to the 2022 World Cup". That was after a humiliating defeat to Bolivia and Messi's four-match suspension for swearing at a referee.

They are fifth in the qualifying group, which would put them in an intercontinental play-off against a team from Oceania.

Argentina are now fifth in the 10-team South America zone World Cup qualifying standings with four games remaining.

But their hopes are on a knife edge in the 10-nation South American group from which the top four qualify for Russian Federation.




The Argentine football team, that boasts of some of the biggest superstars of the game such as Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and so on, have been embroiled in instability.

JorgeSampaoli has had success with the Chilean national team, leading them to the 2015 Copa America title.

Earlier reports suggested that the Casilda native has been linked with the job for months, and speculation only heightened when Edgardo Bauza was relieved of his duties in April after less than a year in charge.

"The call for Mauro Icardi is related to the performance in his team", he said.

His first challenge as Albiceleste boss will come with a baptism of fire on 9 June, when he takes on eternal rivals Brazil in a friendly to be played in Australia. The latest Argentina line-up announced by the AFA notably excludes Manchester City star Sergio Ag├╝ero, but includes a potential rising star, Inter Milan goalscorer Mauro Icardi.

"What it means to be Argentina Coach?"

"He is better than me", Bielsa said.

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