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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino & Diego Simeone to be contacted over prestigious managerial job

The Argentine FA are believed to want to talk to Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino about the possibility of taking the national team coach vacancy.

Armando Perez is the man heading up the search for Gerardo Martino’s replacement after he resigned following Argentina’s Copa America final defeat to Chile last month.

Sky Sports understands that appointing a new head coach is an urgent matter as Argentina have 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela in early September.

And Pochettino, as well as Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Sevilla gaffer Jorge Sampaoli are heading the shortlist for the high-profile job, according to Sky Sports.

Sky Sports adds that Perez will fly to Spain to speak to Simeone and Sampaoli, and will speak to Pochettino on the phone about his availability for the position.

The 44-year-old made 20 international appearances for Argentina as a player, representing them at the 2002 World Cup, but the project at Spurs would be difficult to walk away from.

As the Daily Mail reports, Pochettino was rewarded for Tottenham’s excellent season with a bumper new contract in May which is supposed to keep him at Spurs until 2021.

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