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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Not right moment for Argentina job

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy at the club and has no intention of leaving for the Argentina job.

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Mauricio Pochettino says he is "very happy" at Tottenham Hotspur and that "this is not the right moment" for him to manage Argentina.

Pochettino, along with compatriots Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and new Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli, have been linked with potentially taking charge of the Albiceleste on a part-time basis after a member of the commission currently running the nation's governing body said last week: "We could choose to install any one of the three." 

Pochettino,...

Diego Simeone could have part-time Argentina coaching role - AFA chief

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner thinks it would be wise for Diego Simeone to dedicate all his time to coaching Atletico Madrid.

The idea of Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone coaching Argentina's national team part-time has been floated by a high-ranking figure at the AFA, with Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino and Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli also mentioned as potential candidates for the job.

Argentina are currently looking to appoint a replacement for Gerardo Martino, who stepped down after the team's penalty shootout defeat to Chile in this summer's Copa America Centenario in the United States.

The situation is complicated by...

Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina's national team for free

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the latest speculation surrounding the motives for Marcelo Bielsa's resignation at Lazio.
Gerardo Martino has resigned as coach of the Argentine national team after less than two years in charge.
Diego Maradona previously coached Argentina from 2008 through to the 2010 World Cup.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Maradona is offering to coach Argentina's national team again -- this time for free.

Argentina has been without a coach since Gerardo Martino stepped down following last month's loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America.

Maradona previously coached Argentina from 2008 through to the 2010 World Cup, where the team reached the quarterfinals before losing 4-0 to Germany -- a defeat that eventually cost him his job.

He said "If they said I could fix the team, I'd...

New AFA chief plans Lionel Messi talks and promises swift coach appointment

Max Bretos joins SVP to share his thoughts on Lionel Messi, saying the Argentina forward has gotten too comfortable and feels that the international game simply isn't for him.

The Argentine FA (AFA)'s acting head Armando Perez plans to ask Lionel Messi to reconsider his international retirement and said a new national coach will be appointed soon.

Messi, 29, announced he would not play for his country again after he missed a penalty during a shootout defeat to Chile in last month's Copa America Centenario defeat, in what was a third consecutive loss in a major international final.

The situation was complicated by chaos at the AFA, amid ongoing investigations into financial...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Argentina at risk to miss World Cup if Lionel Messi does not play - Menotti

Lionel Messi announced he was retiring from international football after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America.

Argentina are at risk of not qualifying for the World Cup if Lionel Messi does not play with the team, according to former manager Cesar Luis Menotti.

Messi, 29, missed a crucial penalty in the Copa America final shootout against defending champions Chile, who also beat Argentina in the 2015 final on penalties.

Following the the third straight finals loss in a row for Argentina, Messi made the somewhat shock announcement that he was retiring from international football.

The ESPN FC crew discuss the rumours surrounding Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona.

The team's former coach,...