Marseille have parted ways with head coach Jorge Sampaoli, after the two had differing views on the future of the team. The French side has officially announced their decision, and are now in the process of appointing a new head coach.
The Argentinian was able to help Marseille finish runners-up in Ligue 1 and qualify directly for the Champions League. But, he will not be able to oversee their campaign next season due to his dismissal.
Jorge Sampaoli leaves Marseille
“Olympique de Marseille and Jorge Sampaoli announce their joint decision to end their collaboration,” the official statement from the club said.
“Since his first day in Marseille, he has been fully invested in the establishment of a game philosophy and a conquering state of mind corresponding to the values of Olympique de Marseille. It is therefore with emotion that the club and Jorge Sampaoli announce their joint decision to end their collaboration. OM would like to sincerely and warmly thank the work of Jorge Sampaoli. After 16 months of collaboration, this work has enabled the club to take a step forward in the construction of its new sporting project and to qualify directly for the UEFA Champions League.
“We are satisfied with the progress made and the emotions experienced together, but following a long reflection, the two parties, who are acting in the interest of the Olympique de Marseille project, have agreed to put an end to this stage. The club will now begin a new cycle which will be part of the continuity of the sports policy implemented by President Pablo Longoria since his arrival.”