While OM saw their coach Jorge Sampaoli resign abruptly on Friday, it was in particular the lack of ambition in recruitment that pushed him to act in this way. He particularly wanted the arrival of a certain Renato Sanches, deemed too expensive by his management.
“My pace and my goals are not the same as those of the leaders”, explained this Friday on his social networks the now ex-OM coach Jorge Sampaoli when justifying his sudden resignation on the day of the resumption of training. However, this departure had been brewing for several weeks as the gap between the ambitions of the Argentine coach and the leaders was great. With a well-known PSG player, a certain Renato Sanches, in contention.
While PSG and AC Milan are fighting to try to bring in the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder during the summer, the former Olympian coach also had the ambition to be able to complete a transfer in this way and had notably slipped his name to the management according to information from L’Equipe. Problem, OM are absolutely unable to afford Renato Sanches, “a completely unattainable goal” according to the sports newspaper, the same for Antoine Griezmann which Sampaoli also dreamed of.
While the President of Olympian Pablo Longoria had no intention of retaining his coach, it will therefore be necessary to note that the ambitions of PSG in terms of players now correspond to the inaccessible dreams of OM…