Marseille: Coach Jorge Sampaoli leaves club in shock exit

Marseille: Coach Jorge Sampaoli leaves club in shock exit

Marseille have announced that their manager Jorge Sampaoli has left the club by mutual consent.

Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain last season, clinching automatic qualification to the upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage.

However, they missed out on the inaugural Europa Conference League final as they were knocked out by Feyenoord in the semi-final.

"Following a long reflection, the two parties, who are acting in the interest of the Olympique de Marseille project, have agreed to put an end to this stage," a Marseille statement read.

The former Argentina, Chile and Sevilla manager took over at OM in February 2021 from Andre-Villas Boas, who left the club in controversial circumstances.