Arsene Wenger’s reported successor at Arsenal, Jorge Sampoali, has been appointed manager of the Argentinean national team.

As reported by Squawka, Spanish La Liga Sevilla have put an end to speculation about the future of their head coach Jorge Sampaoli after revealing the coveted head coach has joined Argentina.

Sevilla have reached an agreement in principle with the Argentinian FA to allow their head coach Jorge Sampaoli to take the job of a national coach. Sampaoli has long made it clear how much he’s dreamed of taking on the role, and his switch to international football rules him out of replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

The 57-year-old was linked with the Gunners and Copa Del Rey winners Barcelona, the latter who was parting company with Luis Enrique before deciding upon Ernesto Valverde. Wenger has since revealed he’s staying for another two years at Arsenal too.

Jorge Sampaoli took over Sevilla just last summer and managed to guide his team to fourth place in La Liga, putting on a title challenge for a large period of the season. Sevilla and Sampaoli received a lot of praise for their attractive style of play and energetic displays – something Arsenal were believed to be paying attention to.

But the Gunners board didn’t pursue any genuine manager targets and Argentina set their stall out to get Sampoali through the door.