However, Sampaoli could be in the south of France as early as Friday to sign a contract expected to run until June 2023.
Confirmed. Jorge Sampaoli is set to sign his contract as new Olympique Marseille manager until June 2023. Last details to be sorted then it’s gonna be announced. Maurizio Sarri turned down OM bid two weeks ago. 🔵 #OM #Sampaoli— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 21, 2021
Ernesto Valverde and Maurizio Sarri allegedly turned down offers to replace Andre Villas-Boas at the helm of Marseille, resulting in the club’s Head of Football, Pablo Longoria, to approach Sampaoli.
The former Sevilla coach received a red card on Sunday after entering the field in Atletico Mineiro’s 3-2 win over Sporting Recife.
Marseille currently sit seventh in the Ligue 1 standings, picking just ten points from ten league outings since the turn of the year.