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OM, the Sampaoli case gets complicated

Jorge Sampaoli is said to be on the verge of releasing his contract with Atlético Mineiro. But the Argentine coach, courted by OM, would also have a good track in Saudi Arabia.

This is good news and bad news for theOlympic Marseille. The trend is indeed confirmed for Jorge Sampaoli, who is about to free himself from his contract with Atlético Mineiro.

The Argentine coach, who is the priority of Marseille leaders, and in particular Pablo Longoria, could thus leave his club at the end of February, after the Brazilian championship. According to the correspondent of L’Equipe, we are indeed heading towards an amicable divorce between Sampaoli and Atlético Mineiro. This is good news for OM, who will not have to activate the departure clause of the former coach of Chile, which was set at around 600,000 euros.

Another offer for Sampaoli

But so there is also bad news. The interest of OM, which created uncertainty around Sampaoli, attracted other clubs. Thus, according to Superesportes, the former Sevilla coach would have been the subject of an approach by the Saudi club of Al-Hilal, where Sebastian Giovinco and a certain Bafétimbi Gomis play. This arrival of Al-Hilal in the Sampaoli file will complicate the task of OM, which will have a competitor capable of offering Sampaoli a very high salary. The auction will go up …

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