Report suggests Tottenham boss amongst candidates for Argentina job

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino celebrates with Joshua Onomah after the game

Mauricio Pochettino has done a wonderful job at Tottenham, and is reportedly being considered for the Argentina national team job.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Reports emanating from Argentinian broadsheet La Nacion suggest that Argentina Football Association chief Armando Perez is set to fly to Europe on a quest to find the nation's new manager, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino high on his list of targets.

Other names in the frame include Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego SimeoneAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

With Pochettino under contract at White Hart Lane until 2022, it would be highly unlikely for him to leave his post at Spurs, but when your nation come calling, it must always be as very hard job to turn down.

The former Southampton boss is still only 44-years-old, and arguably too young to be installed as a national team coach. He has very much unfinished business at Tottenham, and his ambition to win the Premier League with the young squad he is still developing will likely be enough to keep him at the club.

These are exciting times to be involved with Spurs, and Argentina will likely have to wait a good few years yet before they can prise Pochettino from Tottenham's grasp.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino Pochettino is reportedly being targeted for the Argentina job

La Nacion also report that Armando Perez will try to tempt Lionel Messi out of international retirement whilst on his European trip, with the AFA boss being quoted as saying:

"It would be gratifying for everyone to persuade Messi to desist from his decision to quit."

Tottenham fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that the potential of the side, and the challenges ahead for the club is enough to keep Pochettino in London.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino congratulates Dele Alli as he is substitutedThe Argentine has unfinished business at Tottenham

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