Jorge Sampaoli is considered one of the great coaches of South American football for his achievements with the Universidad de Chile, and also with the Chilean national team. In his career in Europe, however, he did not have the same luck, and it seems that he has not been missed in the clubs he has been to.
The list of important teams that have already hired the Argentine coach is long, and includes teams such as Sevilla, Olympique de Marseille, but according to Suso, who worked with Sampaoli at Sevilla, the coach was the worst he worked with in his career.
In an interview with the Pelotazo channel, Suso also stated that Luis Henrique, current coach of Paris Saint-Germain, was the best coach he had the opportunity to work with. They were together on the Spain national team.
Suso’s talk about Sampaoli moves the internet
The bad phase of the Argentine coach, known for the troubled environment he has been experiencing at Flamengo, and the Spanish striker’s speech, released this Thursday, was the trigger for a barrage of negative messages towards the coach to be published on social media.
Fans from all over Brazil, especially from Rio’s Rubro Negro, questioned how Sampaoli achieved so much international prominence, if his work for the old continent was so weak. To give you an idea, the coach was in Seville for just six months, coaching the team on 31 occasions, with 13 wins, six draws and nine defeats.
And what impresses me most is how this guy managed to coach these big clubs, like Olympique de Marseille, Sevilla, Flamengo, and teams like Chile and Argentina. I can’t wait for him to disappear from Flamengo along with Landim, Marcos Braz, Spindel, and at least 10 players.
— Dimmy Jordan (@dimmy_jordan) September 14, 2023
I truly cannot understand the appeal that Mr. Jorge Sampaoli has
— José Constantino (@zecconstantino) September 14, 2023
Sampaoli is very bad, even Luxembourg with this Flamengo team would do better
— gadrox (@mocidopro) September 14, 2023
Outstanding spell at Santos is remembered by fans
In 2019, Jorge Sampaoli had the mission of coaching Santos, and even with a limited squad, when compared to other teams, such as Palmeiras and Flamengo, Peixe under his command played what was perhaps the last remnant of the offensive game, characteristic of the club in recent years.
The Argentine coach spent a season at Vila Belmiro, reaching the semi-finals of Paulistão and runner-up in the Brazilian championship, having crushingly thrashed Jorge Jesus’ Flamengo in Santos by a score of 4 x 0.
In 45 games, Sampaoli recorded 25 wins, ten draws and ten defeats, with 71 goals scored and 37 conceded. The coach ended up leaving the following season to coach Atlético Mineiro.
On social media, some fans recalled their time at Santos, trying to somehow improve the image built in recent years, that Sampaoli is a bad coach.
At Santos he did well. He should come back
— @arns (@Rhobby_Arns) September 14, 2023
Go back to Santos, be happy again
— RED_GENARO (@RED_GENARO) September 14, 2023
Sampaoli’s stay at Flamengo depends on the Copa do Brasil final
Jorge Sampaoli lives difficult days around Gávea. The Rio team is in the final of the Copa do Brasil, and will face São Paulo in the big decision. However, after the FIFA Data break, the Rio team performed very poorly in the 3-0 defeat to Athletico Paranaense, in Cariacica.
Poorly selected, with several improvisations and visibly psychologically dejected, Flamengo will need a new spirit if they want to win the million-dollar CBF competition, and more than that, if Sampaoli intends to keep his position in the Rio team, he will need to show what he is not showing showing since 2019.