Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxorxe sampaˈoli]; born 13 March 1960) is an Argentine football manager. He is currently the manager of Argentina national football team. Sampaoli started out as a youth player and eventually switched to management after a severe injury. Sampaoli started with an impressive managerial run at Coronel Bolognesi in 2004, and continued with brief but successful terms at O'Higgins and Emelec.
Sampaoli earned praise as the head coach of 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 tournament in Chile. He is well known for his attacking tactics which are 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.
After spending only one year in Spain and leading Sevilla to fourth spot in La Liga, thus allowing them to play the Champions League football next season, Sampaoli left the club to coach the Argentina national team.Close