Lopetegui and Sampaoli before a friendly between Spain and Argentina


Sevilla sign their replacement with Lopetegui still on the bench

Published:4/10/2022 - 14:17h

Updated:4/10/2022 - 14:17h

Julen Lopetegui's cycle as Sevilla coach already has an expiration date. The coach will say goodbye after the Champions League match against Dortmund; meanwhile, the board already has an agreement with Jorge Sampaoli

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The bad results obtained in the season by the Seville, situation possibly motivated to the sales of effective key of the staff, have carried to the directive of the Andalusian club to take the decision to cease to Julen Lopetegui like technical director. His functions now would be to charge of Jorge Sampaoli, the one who already trained to the nervionenses in the season 2016-17, before leaving to train to the Argentinian selection.

The club already would have reached an agreement with the Argentinian after a series of negotiations that have come making from does several weeks backwards. However, it will not assume his functions of immediate way in the crash in front of the Borussia Dortmund. For this duel will be Lopetegui the one who was at the top of the bench, where will sack of the club.

In accordance with 'Relief' the ex seleccionador Argentinian will land in Seville the Thursday, once finalised the day 3 of the Champions, by what the commitment in front of the German team would not do to the directive hispalense change his decision: in any case, Lopetegui and the staff technical that has accompanied him from his arrival to the club will say goodbye when the referee decree the end of the party in Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.

Like this gestó the 'operation Sampaoli'

According to the newspaper 'Mark', the executive train Andalusian initiated the negotiations with the Argentinian days before the decisive party in front of the Espanyol, that would suppose a 'proof of fire' for the ex seleccionador Spanish. Nevertheless, the decision to leave him leave did not change although the rojiblancos won the party by 2-3: the days of Lopetegui in the Seville already were explained.

The conversations restarted during the stop of selections. Perhaps the most difficult step was to convince to the sportive director, Monchi, that it was necessary to carry out a change of trainer. Now, it will be Sampaoli the one who assume again the technical direction with an agreement that will link him to the club by two seasons. The Argentinian has tried postergar his arrival, but finally will do it in the next hours, whereas the managerial will communicate him to Lopetegui that no longer forms part of the institution.

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