OM: a crazy rumor about the situation of Sampaoli

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What if Jorge Sampaoli slammed the door of Olympique de Marseille before the start of the 2022-2023 season? This is the hypothesis lying on the table by a Spanish newspaper.

The information is likely to make noise on the Canebière. According to the Spanish daily ace, Jorge Sampaoli would think of slamming the door of Olympique de Marseille even before the opening of the 2022-2023 season. Our colleagues explain that the Argentine coach would not have given the guarantee to continue his mission on the bench of the Bouches-du-Rhône club. In office since March 2021 and currently under contract until June 2023, the 62-year-old technician would be cold with the American owner Frank McCourt. The newspaper evokes a main reason for a possible disagreement between the former coach of Argentina and Olympique de Marseille, linked to summer recruitment.

The Witsel fiasco would go badly

Jorge Sampaoli would be disappointed for the moment with the transfer window carried out by its leaders. The successor to André Villas-Boas would not have appreciated the departures of William Saliba, the central defender having returned to Arsenal, and Boubacar Kamara, who joined the English club Aston Villa free of charge. In the direction of arrivals, the Argentinian would have had a hard time with the failure of the file leading to Axel Witsel. Long announced very close, the Belgian midfielder of Borussia Dortmund will finally commit to Atletico Madrid. Jorge Sampaoli would not want to continue his collaboration with Olympique de Marseille under these conditions, especially since the partners of Dimitri Payet, second in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain, will play in the next Champions League and will have to participate in the C1 group stage with a competitive squad.

Is this a real pressure move or an unfounded rumour? Last May, Provence explained that Jorge Sampaoli was ready to extend his contract. It may seem surprising that the situation has changed in just a few weeks, especially since the transfer window has just opened its doors.

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