Today's Jorge Sampaoli Talking Points
Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxorxe sampaˈoli]; born 13 March 1960) is an Argentine football manager. He is currently the manager of Spanish club Sevilla. Sampaoli started out as a youth player and eventually switched to management due to a severe injury. Sampaoli started with an impressive managerial period at Coronel Bolognesi in 2004, and continued with brief but successful periods at O'Higgins and Emelec.
Sampaoli earned plaudits as a head coach with Universidad de Chile, winning three league titles and the Copa Sudamericana championship. This success led him to coach the Chilean men's national team in 2012, replacing Claudio Borghi. He led the Chilean national football team to their first Copa América title, after defeating Argentina in the final in the 2015 edition in Chile. He is well known for his attacking tactics, similar to those of Marcelo Bielsa according to the press and fans alike.
On 28 June 2016, Sampaoli signed a two-year contract with Sevilla.Close