L’Équipe report this morning that Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli has had a renewal offer from president Pablo Longoria for several weeks, with the Argentine open to staying.
With a spot in the Champions League group stage next season secured on the final day of the campaign, Sampaoli’s view on his future is a lot clearer, having indicated in his press conference last week that the situation was not as clear-cut.
In any case, the manager wants more transfer market activity and a strong team ahead of their Champions League campaign. The Argentine himself has reached the objective set out to him when he first arrived in February 2021, which was to return to Europe’s premier club competition.
An agreement on the financial side is close, although there are still several points to iron out, notably the length of the deal. In theory, no further advances will be made this week. Sampaoli will leave Marseille in a few days to go on holiday and continue negotiations later in the year, so as to maintain some level of pressure on the club management.