The possibility of Jorge Sampaoli arriving as OM’s new coach enchants his compatriot Dario Benedetto. The Argentine striker does not want to get carried away but remembers that he got his first selection thanks to the technician.
The rumor of a possible arrival of Jorge Sampaoli on the OM bench has not escaped Dario Benedetto. “I saw that on social networks,” said the Argentinian on Friday at a press conference. And this hypothesis rather appeals to him. The former Boca Juniors player has forged a special relationship with the current Atlético Mineiro coach, who offered him his first selection with Argentina when he was coach. It was in September 2017.
Under his orders, “Pipa”, had accumulated four selections without managing to win his place for the 2018 World Cup. He had added one more to his counter in 2019. If he is cautious about the possibility of a arrival of Sampaoli, he praises the work of the technician.
“He’s a great trainer”
“If this information is true, it is a decision that will have to be made by the sporting director and the president, he said. He offered me my first selection in Argentina. He is an excellent coach, he has shown it in all the teams he has coached. If he comes, I will be very happy, he is an Argentinian. We would welcome him. But there is nothing for sure. “
According to his entourage, joined by RMC Sport, Sampaoli is very interested in the Marseille challenge but he is currently stationed at Atlético Mineiro, which still has to play three league games before the end of the season. In the meantime, Nasser Larguet is acting after the departure of André Villas-Boas, for whom Benedetto had thought, this Friday.
“Very sad for Villas-Boas”
“For me, it was sad news because I had a great relationship with André, he recalled. He is a person that I appreciate a lot but also his technical staff. These are personal decisions, it’s football, unfortunately. I wish him the best. I’m very sad about his departure. I hope we can meet again one day. “
On the pitch, Benedetto smiled again by scoring in Auxerre (0-2) on Wednesday in the Coupe de France. He could still start in Bordeaux, Sunday (9 p.m., 25th day of Ligue 1) in the absence of Arkadiusz Milik, injured. The opportunity to catch the eye of his possible future trainer.