JORGE SAMPAOLI

AFP

Argentine FA chief set for Messi meeting, denies Sampaoli contact

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Buenos Aires (AFP) – The new president of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA) flew to Barcelona on Thursday to meet Lionel Messi but ruled out any possibility of an encounter with Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli.

“The only object of my trip is to see Messi. As for the new coach, we are relaxed about that because Bauza has only just left,” said the recently elected Claudio Tapia.

Argentine FA chief set for Messi meeting, denies Sampaoli contact

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Buenos Aires (AFP) – The new president of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA) flew to Barcelona on Thursday to meet Lionel Messi but ruled out any possibility of an encounter with Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli.

“The only object of my trip is to see Messi. As for the new coach, we are relaxed about that because Bauza has only just left,” said the recently elected Claudio Tapia.

Barca visit hands Sampaoli last chance to impress

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Jorge Sampaoli has a final shot to further his case to land his dream job at the end of the season when his slumping Sevilla side travel to Barcelona on Wednesday.

Sampaoli looked to be at the head of the queue when Barca boss Luis Enrique announced he would step down at the end of the campaign little over a month ago.

Barca visit hands Sampaoli last chance to impress

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Jorge Sampaoli has a final shot to further his case to land his dream job at the end of the season when his slumping Sevilla side travel to Barcelona on Wednesday.

Sampaoli looked to be at the head of the queue when Barca boss Luis Enrique announced he would step down at the end of the campaign little over a month ago.

Sevilla slide continues in Sporting stalemate

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – An unsettling week for Sevilla ended with another disappointing result as they were held 0-0 at home by Sporting Gijon, leaving them fourth in La Liga on Sunday.

In the wake of Sporting director Monchi’s decision to leave the club after 17 years, Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli cast doubt on his future before kick-off with Argentina reportedly interested in hiring him to salvage their floundering World Cup qualifying campaign.

Sevilla slide continues in Sporting stalemate

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – An unsettling week for Sevilla ended with another disappointing result as they were held 0-0 at home by Sporting Gijon, leaving them fourth in La Liga on Sunday.

In the wake of Sporting director Monchi’s decision to leave the club after 17 years, Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli cast doubt on his future before kick-off with Argentina reportedly interested in hiring him to salvage their floundering World Cup qualifying campaign.

No contact over Argentina job, insists Sampaoli

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli insisted on Saturday he has not been approached to take over Argentina.

However, Sampaoli refused to quash rumours over his future after sporting director Monchi announced he will leave the club at the end of the season.

“I am only focused on the game on Sunday against Sporting (Gijon) and it’s something that they have to resolve in Argentina,” said Sampaoli.

Kasper Schmeichel saves Leicester’s Champions League dreams

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the “relief” the team felt after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from club captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton saw Leicester to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with Schmeichel making a key penalty save on the night as they sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla following a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain.

Kasper Schmeichel saves Leicester’s Champions League dreams

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the “relief” the team felt after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from club captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton saw Leicester to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with Schmeichel making a key penalty save on the night as they sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla following a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Sevilla’s Sampaoli pained by Ranieri sacking

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli was upset by Leicester City’s decision to sack manager Claudio Ranieri following the first Champions League encounter between the teams, he said on Monday.

Leicester lost 2-1 at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the first leg of the last 16 tie three weeks ago and Ranieri was sacked following their return to England.

Sevilla title hopes dented by Leganes draw

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla’s La Liga title hopes suffered a fresh blow on Saturday as they were held 1-1 at home by lowly Leganes.

Gabriel Pires fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after just three minutes.

Stefan Jovetic levelled for Sevilla just before half-time, but it was Leganes who had the better chances in the second half to take all three points.

Sevilla title hopes dented by Leganes draw

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla’s La Liga title hopes suffered a fresh blow on Saturday as they were held 1-1 at home by lowly Leganes.

Gabriel Pires fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after just three minutes.

Stefan Jovetic levelled for Sevilla just before half-time, but it was Leganes who had the better chances in the second half to take all three points.

Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona as Vicente Iborra’s first-half winner earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

In a battle between the two principal candidates to take over at Barca next season after Luis Enrique announced his decision to step down at the end of the season, Jorge Sampaoli edged out Ernesto Valverde in a nervy 90 minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona as Vicente Iborra’s first-half winner earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

In a battle between the two principal candidates to take over at Barca next season after Luis Enrique announced his decision to step down at the end of the season, Jorge Sampaoli edged out Ernesto Valverde in a nervy 90 minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sampaoli super subs keep Sevilla’s La Liga dreams alive

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla’s unlikely La Liga title bid remained intact as another masterstroke from Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli maintained their dominance over local rivals Real Betis.

With his side 1-0 down and thoroughly outplayed in the first-half at the Benito Villamarin on Saturday, a Sampaoli double substitution turned the game around.

Ranieri recalls Vardy, Mahrez for Sevilla test

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri made 10 changes to the side that suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit to third tier Millwall on Saturday for the English champions Champions League last 16, first leg at Sevilla.

Only Nigerian Ahmed Musa retained his place as last season’s title heroes returned, including Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

Ranieri recalls Vardy, Mahrez for Sevilla test

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri made 10 changes to the side that suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit to third tier Millwall on Saturday for the English champions Champions League last 16, first leg at Sevilla.

Only Nigerian Ahmed Musa retained his place as last season’s title heroes returned, including Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

Sampaoli focused on Leicester amid Barca links

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli insisted his focus is solely on making history in the Champions League despite increasing speculation the Argentine could take charge of Barcelona next season.

The Europa League holders host struggling English champions Leicester City in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in the Champions League era.

Sampaoli focused on Leicester amid Barca links

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli insisted his focus is solely on making history in the Champions League despite increasing speculation the Argentine could take charge of Barcelona next season.

The Europa League holders host struggling English champions Leicester City in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in the Champions League era.

10-man Sevilla furious as Juventus fightback to qualify for Champions League last 16

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla were left fuming at English referee Mark Clattenburg as Juventus came from behind to win 3-1 in Spain and seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.

The hosts made the perfect start through Nico Pareja's ninth minute opener, but were reduced to 10 men after just 36 minutes when Franco Vazquez was shown a second yellow card by Clattenburg.

Sevilla ride away win momentum into Zagreb visit

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Zagreb (AFP) Fresh from ending a 17-month wait for an away La Liga win, Sevilla will seek another scalp on the road at Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday to take a huge step towards the Champions League last 16.

Victory at the 23rd attempt on the road, 3-2 at Leganes on Saturday, moved Sevilla up to third in La Liga, sandwiched between Real Madrid and Barcelona, as an impressive start to life under Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli continued.

Ben Yedder winner edges Sevilla past Lyon

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla took a big step towards reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time in six years as Wissam Ben Yedder's header ensured a 1-0 win over Lyon on Tuesday.

Ben Yedder was left with the simple task of heading into an empty net from Luciano Vietto's knockdown early in the second-half, but Vietto had a night to forget in front of goal as he skied a penalty over the bar 20 minutes from time.

Sevilla’s Sampaoli counts on Nasri talent for European run

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri has the talent to help his side to the latter stages of the Champions League ahead of Tuesday's clash against Lyon.

The Spanish side have won the Europa League for the past three seasons, but have struggled to establish themselves amongst Europe's elite in the Champions League.

Sampaoli counts on Nasri talent for Champions League run

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri has the talent to help his side to the latter stages of the Champions League ahead of Tuesday's clash against Lyon.

The Spanish side have won the Europa League for the past three seasons, but have struggled to establish themselves amongst Europe's elite in the Champions League.

Sampaoli wants ‘desire, passion’ from Sevilla

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Turin (Italy) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli wants "desire and passion" from his players as the Europa League champions look to kickstart their Champions League campaign by ending Juventus' impressive home record in Europe Wednesday.

"We have to go out and play with a lot of desire and passion because we're facing a team that has the potential to win the competition," Sampaoli told media at Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.

La Liga

Pochettino? Wenger? Koeman? 7 candidates to be the next Barcelona manager

Just-Football at related • 0 views
On Wednesday night, Luis Enrique gave the announcement many had been expecting for weeks that he would leave his job as FC Barcelona manager at the end of the season. It is unusual for a...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sevilla Boss Refuses To Rule Out Replacing Luis Enrique At Barcelona

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli is keeping quiet over a potential summer switch to Barcelona. The Argentine has impressed since taking charge at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last summer, with his side sitting third in La Liga, just three points off leaders Real Madrid.

Barca were humbled in midweek, thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain, and most Barca fans expect that Luis Enrique will walk way from the club at the end of the season when his contract runs out.

Who Will Replace Luis Enrique At Barcelona?

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Despite winning the treble in his first season and the double last season, Barcelona fans never really took to Luis Enrique and it will not be a surprise when he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.

The players will not fight for him to stay because many have lost faith in him. And the board of directors know that if the coach doesn't change then the spotlight will shine on them.

Sevilla Coach Jorge Sampaoli Sums Up Peerless Genius Of Lionel Messi With One Great ‘Batman’ Quip

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 1 view

Always good for a pithy quip, if ever anybody was going to sum up the genius of Lionel Messi in one sentence, it was probably going to be Jorge Sampaoli.

Talking to BeIN Sports,Sevilla's Argentinian coach was asked for a first-hand opinion of his fellow countryman, to which he replied...

Sampaoli en @beINSPORTSes: "Comparar a Messi con el resto es comparar a un gran policía con Batman".

La Liga: Sergio Ramos Made An Effort To Compliment Jorge Sampaoli On His Testicles After Sevilla’s Win Over Real Madrid

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

In his role as captain, Sergio Ramos remained magnanimous in defeat after Sevilla boshed Real Madrid in the final minute of Sunday's La Liga dust-up between the two sides.

Immediately after the final whistle, Ramos scuttledover to the home dugout, embraced Jorge Sampaoli and took the time to compliment the Rojiblancoscoach on his testicles.

Daunting Sevilla trip awaits defeated Barca in La Liga

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) Barcelona face a huge task to bounce back from defeat at the hands of old boss Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in midweek when the Spanish champions travel to high-flying Sevilla on Sunday.

Barca trail La Liga leaders Real Madrid by two points with Sevilla, who have won their last seven home games, just a point further adrift.

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid predicted lineups and preview

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

In a division that's long been dominated by a couple of teams, it's refreshing to see some new names battling it out at the top of La Liga.

Atletico Madrid, of course, have been in the mix at the summit of the table for more than three years now, forcefully challenging the duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid predicted lineups and preview

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

In a division that's long been dominated by a couple of teams, it's refreshing to see some new names battling it out at the top of La Liga.

Atletico Madrid, of course, have been in the mix at the summit of the table for more than three years now, forcefully challenging the duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Jorge Sampaoli set to replace Unai Emery at Sevilla

SoccerLens at related • 0 views

Former Chile national team coach Jorge Sampaoli is poised to replace Unai Emery as the head coach of Sevilla, the Spanish club has announced.

Emery joined Sevilla in 2013 and has since led the club to a record three consecutive Europa League titles, most recently beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basel last month.

Unai Emery To Leave Sevilla – Next Stop Paris?

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Sevilla have announced that manager Unai Emery will leave the club next week, amidst speculation that Europa League winner is heading to France to take over for Paris Saint-Germain.

Emery must now buy out his contract at a cost of €2m, although PSG are expected to front the bill, as former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli will reportedly hold talks about succeeding the Basque on Monday.

English Premier League

Arsenal should pursue Jorge Sampaoli if Arsene Wenger departs club

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Arsene Wenger’s job security, which was already under threat, took a massive hit on Wednesday night when his Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich. The loss wasn’t exactly a surprise, as the German giants were favorites, but the way in which the north London club fell apart in the second half of the match was surely shameful.

Arsenal should pursue Jorge Sampaoli if Arsene Wenger departs club

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Arsene Wenger’s job security, which was already under threat, took a massive hit on Wednesday night when his Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich. The loss wasn’t exactly a surprise, as the German giants were favorites, but the way in which the north London club fell apart in the second half of the match was surely shameful.

The Rest

Thursday Kickoff: Tuchel, Argentina, Messi and more

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

In the wake of the bus explosion that rocked the club, Borussia Dortmund's manager hit out at UEFA for what he saw as a "lousy" decision.

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel ripped UEFA for the quick turnaround following the attack on the club's bus that injured Marc Bartra. (REPORT)

Sevilla released a statement warning Argentina not to pursue hiring head coach Jorge Sampaoli, who has been linked with the job in recent weeks.