Jorge Sampaoli on his departure from OM: “I needed players as soon as possible”

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Jorge Sampaoli on his departure from OM: “I needed players as soon as possible”

First coach of the Pablo Longoria era, Jorge Sampaoli left OM after sixteen months at the helm. The Argentinian managed to qualify the Marseille club directly for the group stage of the next Champions League, but expected more from the start of the Marseille transfer window. This is what he explained this Tuesday in the Brazilian program “Bem, amigos” on Sport TV.

“I did not see the conditions necessary to stay”

I arrived in Marseille when the supporters had set fire to the training center. I took on a very battered team. We qualified for the Champions League by playing a certain way and for the next stage we needed more. The president said he couldn’t go too fast in the transfer market and would wait until the end of the transfer window. It didn’t suit me. I needed players as soon as possible to build the team. I did not see the conditions necessary to stay. »

An uncertain future

As for his future, Jorge Sampaoli is not looking for a club, he is waiting for one. The Argentine explained that he has already received offers from some teams but is opposed to the idea of ​​planning his future. ” As a coach, I can’t say or plan where I’m going. Usually things happen. Planning would frustrate me. What inspires me is to be in a place where I can have a project “, he concluded.

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