Sevilla in no rush over Sampaoli talks

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli is under contract until 2018, but has been linked as a potential replacement for Luis Enrique at Barcelona.

Jorge Sampaoli

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has led his team to the second place in the La Liga points table.

Sevilla sporting director Monchi insists it is too early to discuss a contract extension for coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Sampaoli's men are shaping as potential La Liga title contenders, sitting just a point behind leader Real Madrid.

The Argentinian is under contract until 2018, but has been linked as a potential replacement for Luis Enrique at Barcelona. Monchi, himself linked with a move away from Sevilla, said there was no rush to enter talks with Sampaoli.

"He is happy, satisfied, excited," he told Radio Marca.

"He feels wanted and identifies with the way football is here and I think that's what concerns us. The future is so far away and it's not convenient to get too distracted."

Sampaoli's side beat Real Madrid in its most recent league outing and visit Osasuna on Sunday.