Sevilla have decided to sack their manager Jorge Sampaoli after a series of poor results in the league.
The Spanish club are in the Europa League quarterfinals and will face Manchester United, but their league results have raised questions about the tactical capabilities of the manager.
Yassine Bounou, Sevilla’s goalkeeper, revealed to MD after the Getafe game that his team was unsure about their style of play, however he did recognize that some of that was on the players as well.
The Moroccan goalkeeper follows Marcos Acuna’s remarks during Sevilla’s 6-1 loss to Atletico Madrid as the second player to criticize Sampaoli’s tactics in less than two weeks.
The 2-0 loss to Getafe ended the manager’s second string at the club. He was appointed on October 20, 2022. Sevilla is working on making Sampaoli pay out, and the Argentina boss is set to receive an amount of €10 million (£8.7 million).
However, there are reports that Sevilla are in a rush to get another manager before the end of the international break. Jose Bordalas, who left Valencia last year.
Jose Luis Mendilibar is also in contention to succeed Jorge Sampaoli this season. The manager was sacked by Alaves last year.
Sevilla play Cadiz and Celta Vigo after the international break before traveling to Old Trafford to play Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League on April 13, 2023.
Erik Ten Hag had discussed how difficult it is to play against Sevilla and claimed they have the record. It is going to be a difficult match for Manchester United given the club has never beaten Sevilla before in the Europa League.
Erik Ten Hag had faced three Spanish teams so far in the Europa League; he had won three of those matches and lost one.
Jorge Sampaoli Tactics
The manager is a nice tactician. In order to generate diagonal passing lanes, Jorge encourages his players to set up in diagonal angles.
Following the creation of a 4v3 situation, the players in the illustration below build a diamond structure with a web of diagonal passing paths. These routes breach the defenses of the opposition.
Jorge Sampaoli Instagram
Sampaoli has 213,000 followers and 12 people following him. The manager also has 38 posts on the social media platform.
Jorge Sampaoli Assistant
When the manager joined Olympic Marseille, he brought in Jorge Desio, who was formally a fitness coach in Spanish side Sevilla.