Jorge SAMPAOLI

Resources too limited? Sampaoli ready to slam the door?

Jorge Sampaoli had made it clear before the end of the season, he wanted to have the means and a competitive team so as not to participate in the Champions League in tourist mode. According to AS, the OM coach would not be satisfied with the means proposed by McCourt and would think about leaving the club…

According to AS, “The Argentine coach is considering leaving the club due to the lack of investment in transfers by owner Franck McCourt and due to the uncertainty that they will guarantee him a competitive project to compete in the next Champions League. The Spanish media specifies that UEFA has requested an analysis of its accounting results and that the DNCG has not yet validated OM’s accounts…

To read: Mercato OM: “The DNCG is watching us and could disturb us…”

Sampaoli disappointed with McCourt’s lack of investment?

Journalist Andrés Onrubia Ramos summarizes the situation: “Jorge Sampaoli is not guaranteed to continue at Olympique de Marseille. The Argentine coach wants sporting guarantees and club owner McCourt doesn’t give them to him as he is not injecting money into the club. »

AS recalls that OM recorded the departures of William Saliba and Boubacar Kamara, two of Sampaoli’s important players last season, and the latter have not yet been replaced one week before the restart. Axel Witsel was close to signing but OM could not match Atlético de Madrid’s proposal because McCourt would not have wanted to put his hand in his pocket. As he explained (see below), Sampaoli wants to have a competitive team to do well in the Champions League. His relationship with the Spanish president would still be in good shape, the coach would be especially perplexed by the lack of available means. The decision of the DNCG expected this Thursday could change the situation…

Sampaoli had put his feet in the dish concerning the composition of his workforce if OM are to play in the Champions League and is clearly waiting to have answers on the club’s means and ambition for next season…

Important to know why you want to be there, you have to be clear, sincere, that’s the most important

” My future ? I do not know. I’m thinking of the goal we have in front of us. Do we want C1 for money or to be competitive? Important to know why you want to be there, you have to be clear, sincere, that’s the most important thing. There will be the possibility of creating or not creating a Champions League team. Be there for 4 or 6 games and stop or continue in this competition. Then the project will be decided based on these bases. Resources commensurate with club capabilities. If we play only to go unnoticed it is not logical. The critics will always be there. We have to be very clear about what we want. If the objective is more economical, it brings pressure that is not necessary, that’s what happened during the last campaign. The 60,000 people will still be there. The team, the coach and the leaders must follow”. Jorge Sampaoli – source: Press conference (05/19/2022)

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