Jorge Sampaoli, the 57-year-old Sevilla boss, has set his heights on joining a Premier League team in order to chase titles according to a recent report.
1. What’s the rumour?
After his extraordinary debut season in La Liga, Sampaoli has been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona and the Argentinian national team. And with many Arsenal fans calling for Wenger’s head, (and Barcelona playing the worst football under Enrique the club has seen in the last 10 years), English and Spanish sides look clear favourites to acquire his services.
Even with Barcelona in talks, Arsenal could hold a leverage.
“I hope I get the chance to bring my experience and my ideas to England where some of the best coaches have already brought their own philosophy. I want to compete with them,” Sampaioli said to S*nSport.
He continued: “I am grateful to Sevilla. But La Liga has three teams that are way above the rest. You’re born with the desire to win and in the teams of, say, the second level of La Liga this is extremely difficult.
“Because of their limited financial power. It’s so tough when you face reality. We have so far had the best season in the history of the club and it’s not enough.
“To get to the end still fighting with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico is exhausting.”