Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli given stay of execution until end of July

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 10 July 2018, 09:08

Jorge Sampaoli will have to wait until the end of July to learn his fate as Argentina manager following a preliminary meeting with Argentine Football Association president Claudio Tapia and vice-president Daniel Angelici, which took place on Monday.

BBC Sport reports that the 58-year-old’s position will be comprehensively reviewed after he oversees the country’s Under-20 side at a tournament in Spain (Valencia) which will be played between July 28 and August 7.

Sampaoli’s job is in jeopardy following a disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign, during which he reportedly came close to the axe after a crushing group stage defeat to Croatia, which followed an opening draw with debutants Iceland, as the 2014 runners-up failed to win either of their opening World Cup games for the first time in 44 years.

In the end his miss performing troops, who he frequently chopped-and-changed in different systems, scraped into the last-16 following a late winner over Nigeria. However, that is where the Albiceleste’s journey ended, as they leaked in four goals to Didier Deschamps’ France in a 4-3 defeat.

Sampaoli has registered only seven wins from his 15 matches at the helm since he replaced Edgardo Bauza in June 2017.

Sampaoli, who has been linked with the Mexico national team, will now anxiously await a decision, with the likes of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo and Peru’s Ricardo Gareca reportedly in the frame to replace him should he be given the boot.

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