Sampaoli formalizes his departure from Brazil

Tipped to soon coach OM, Jorge Sampaoli announces his departure from Atlético Mineiro on Monday.

It’s official, Jorge Sampaoli is preparing to leave Atlético Mineiro, current third in the Brazilian top flight, one day before the end of the championship. This Monday, the person himself announced the news in a press release. “Thursday will be my last match,” he wrote as his team met Palmeiras to lock his place on the podium. An ultimate meeting that the Argentinian technician will live from the stands since he was sent off Sunday evening after an altercation with the referee.

“It’s the end,” confirms the man who led Chile to victory in the Copa America. This before portraying his playing philosophy: “2020 has been a difficult year for humanity. We tried to be creative and wanted to put together a team that when you turn on the TV makes you forget your sadness for a while. We didn’t just try to win: we tried to make you happy. There was not a single day at Atlético Mineiro where we gave up our idea of ​​football. This team had the courage to play at home and away as if it didn’t change a thing. “

In Marseille until 2023

In these words resonate the precepts of a Marcelo Bielsa who in Marseilles made sparks by the vista of the game taught and lavished. The city of Marseille, precisely, seems to be the next point of departure for the hot coach. Shortly now, Jorge Sampaoli should initial a contract binding him to OM until June 2023, just to take over from André Villas-Boas who was recently laid off by Olympian management.

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