Argentina currently being manager-less has led to several people being linked with the role, with most stories in Europe being about Diego Simeone, although that has to seem an unlikely scenario.
Argentine newspaper La Nacion reports that, after discussing candidates at a meeting, the AFA would like to speak face to face with Simeone and also Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli, although it’s stated there may not be the finances available to pay enough compensation to their clubs.
Therefore it may be curious that the next man mentioned is Mauriccio Pochettino, with the Tottenham manager apparently the target of some kind of telephone interview.
Whilst it’s got to be unlikely Spurs would even consider letting the manager go, it did remind us of an extensive feature on Pochettino earlier this year.
Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten sent a reporter all the way to the Argentine village Pochettino is from, and spoke to people including the local mayor and a family friend.
The friend, Norberto Oscar Caffa, better known as ‘Maco’, had heard rumours linking Pochettino with Real Madrid, and he thought the Tottenham manager would do well there, but said it’s not the job he’d most like.
When asked what Pochettino’s goal is, Maco explained: “I think he wants to lead the national team. I think so.”
Maybe this opportunity is too soon.