Spanish top-flight outfit Sevilla FC has appointed Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli as their new manager following the sack of Julen Lopetegui.
Lopetegui ensured Champions League qualification for Sevilla in his three years in charge. He won the Europa League in 2020 before being shown the door for the club’s slow start to the season on Wednesday.
Sampaoli has the unenviable task of moving Sevilla from the 17th position in LaLiga with just five points from seven games, one point above the relegation zone.
The former Olympique de Marseille boss is taking over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui, the LaLiga club announced on Thursday.
Unhappy with Marseille’s transfer activity, Sampaoli left the club in July after leading them to a second-place finish in Ligue 1 and Champions League qualification last season.
Sampaoli, who led Chile to their first Copa America title in 2015, had a turbulent first stint at Seville in 2016-17.
Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to return to Sevilla FC after a first spell with the club in the 2016/17 season.
Sampaoli signs until June 30, 2024, and will conduct his first training session on Thursday.