It was an open secret for several weeks now, and it was confirmed this Friday. Jorge Sampaoli became the new coach of the Olympique de Marseille, signing as such until June 2023.
Sampaoli was to date directing the Athletic Mineiro Brazilian, but once the Brazilian Last Thursday he was free to make his return to Europe, a continent in which he has only coached Sevilla to date, during the 2016/17 season.
The 60-year-old Argentine coach is faced with the great challenge of recovering the illusion of a Olympique de Marseille who got off the Champions League in the group stage, without the consolation prize of falling to the Europa League, and in Ligue 1 he marches as 8th classified, out of the European positions although with them within reach.
Sampaoli was always the first choice of the Marseilles since André Villas-Boas He resigned as coach of said club at the beginning of February and as a result of his dissatisfaction with a signing that he had not requested. Since then it had been Nasser larguet the one who had taken over the team as interim coach, but now it’s up to Sampaoli.