Sevilla head coach Jorge Sampaoli has spoken about the rumours that he is a target for the KNVB to take over the Netherlands post.

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Since Danny Blind was sacked as Oranje coach last month a number of names have been linked to the post, including Sampaoli’s.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Sevilla’s tie with Deportivo la Coruna this weekend, Sampaoli admitted that he was flattered by the rumours.

He said, “No, honestly, I haven’t had any conversations about that (Netherlands). If it’s true that the Dutch national team wants to bring me in as a foreign coach because of the way my teams play then I’ll take it as a compliment but I think it’s just media speculation and nothing more.”

He went on to talk about his contract with Sevilla and happiness in Spain, “I’ve got a contract with this club and have nothing to clarify.

“I have a contract as I’ve already explained that is very flexible and allows me to stay if the club wants or to leave if I want so we have to sit down with the president and see if he wants to extend this process in a way that works for everyone involved.

“We’ll see. I’m very happy where I am. I have a lot of affection for this institution because of the great moments we’ve had and the history we’ve made together but time will tell.

“For now I’m just focused on Saturday’s match and turning this poor run of form around, the future will look after itself.”

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