Sport Sampaoli leaves Atlético Mineiro, imminent arrival at OM

09:20  23 february  2021
09:20  23 february  2021 Source:   sport24.lefigaro.fr

Sampaoli does not want to be linked to OM

 Sampaoli does not want to be linked to OM Asked this Saturday about his professional future, Jorge Sampaoli refused to mention OM, preferring to focus his attention on Atletico Mineiro. © Provided by Mercato 365 Jorge Sampaoli does not want to say anything but ... By dint of asking him the question at each press conference, the journalists hope to obtain information on. Current coach of the Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, the Argentine remains however enigmatic and closed to any projection in another club, and.

  Sampaoli quitte l'Atlético Mineiro, arrivée imminente à l'OM © Panoramic

The soap opera is coming to an end. The rumor of the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli on the bench of Olympique de Marseille grew thicker Monday after the Argentine resigned from his position as coach of Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro. “The end has come. Thursday will be the last game, ”wrote Sampaoli, who was linked to the club until the end of the year, in a letter to supporters sent to the press by his spokesperson. According to several media, the former coach of the Argentine selection (2017-2018) is tipped to become the new coach of OM to replace André Villas-Boas, laid off in early February. Sampaoli, 60, took the reins of Atlético Mineiro in March 2020 and won 25 of the 44 games played at his head (10 losses, 9 draws).

OM - Sampaoli, towards a first against Lyon

 OM - Sampaoli, towards a first against Lyon The arrival of Jorge Sampaoli is becoming more and more precise. Practically released by Atlético Mineiro, the Argentinian could be on the OM bench against Lyon. © Provided by Football 365 Jorge Sampaoli ready to eat from Lyon Information is linked on the fate of Jorge Sampaoli., The arrival of the Argentine coach on the bench of Olympique de Marseille now seems to be more and more closer and certain, it is now the status of his current engagement with Atlético Mineiro that is changing.

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In his coaching career that began in 2002, Sampaoli also managed another Brazilian club, Santos, as well as clubs in Peru, Chile and Ecuador. His only experience in Europe was in Spain, on the bench of Sevilla FC (2016-2017). In his farewell missive, he says he did not want "just to win" but "to be creative" and "to build a team which, when shown on television, would make you forget the sadness for a while".

According to him, "Brazilian football has an infinite talent": "it made me rediscover the beauty of the game, something that will mark me forever". Known for his anger on the sidelines, Jorge Sampaoli will not be able to lead Atlético Mineiro for the last day of the Brazilian championship, Thursday against Palmeiras, because he was excluded during the previous day for having verbally attacked the 'arbitrator. Atlético Mineiro occupy third place in Brasileirao and qualify for the group stage of the next Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the Champions League.

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