Sevilla hires Argentine coach to replace Sampaoli

"Sevilla FC and Eduardo Berizzo have reached an agreement in principle for the Argentine to be the club's new coach for the next two seasons."


Spanish club Sevilla FC had to let go of their manager Jorge Sampaoli, after the Argentinian took charge of his national side a few days back.

Former Chile coach Sampaoli had joined the 3 time Europa League winners at the beginning of the last season replacing Unai Emery, before leaving at the end of it to help the Albiceleste in their world cup qualifying campaign.

In an attempt to sign an able replacement for him, the officials had been in talks regarding quite a few managers over the past few months.

Finally they have appointed another Argentine in Eduardo Berizzo to take over the Blanquirrojos in a two year deal.

“Sevilla FC and Eduardo Berizzo have reached an agreement in principle for the Argentine to be the club’s new coach for the next two seasons,” read an official statement from Sevilla.

The clubs official statement also read:

“Berizzo will arrive in Seville in the next few days to sign his contract and officially be presented.”

The former River Plate and Olympique de Marseille centre half, is not a very stranger to the Spanish game. As a player he had played for Real Club Celta de Vigo and had also been at the helm of the Celticos for three years since 2014.

Berizzo had led the Galacians to an 8th place finish in his maiden season at the club, before a decade best 6th placed finish in the 2015-16 season that saw them qualify for European competition (UEFA Europa League) for the first time in almost a decade.

Although Celta finished a disappointing 13th in the 2016-17 season, Berizzo ked his troops to a strong run in the Europa League before losing to eventual Champions Manchester United in the semis.

Eduardo Berizzo had also led his former club to two consecutive Copa del Rey semi finals in the last two seasons.

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