In only two games managed at OM, Jorge Sampaoli managed to put himself in the pocket of the Marseille fans. If his volcanic style could only fit with the club, the results of his debut on the bench of the club accelerate his adoption by the fans.
OM: 2 precious victories for Sampaoli
Jorge Sampaoli, the new coach of OM, managed to raise the Olympians from the 6th to the 5th place of Ligue 1 by signing two precise victories. The Argentinian technician won the matches against Stade Rennais (1-0) and Stade Brestois (3-1) at the Velodrome stadium. Frank McCourt’s club is still behind the quartet (LOSC, PSG, OL, and AS Monaco) at the top of the French championship, but it is now in 5th place, qualifying for the Uefa Europa League, a place it could be happy with.
RC Lens (45 points), FC Metz (42 points), Rennes and Montpellier HSC (41 points each) are the direct opponents of Olympique the Marseille (45 points) in this mini championship. To continue his series, Jorge Sampaoli will face OGC Nice (12th) this Saturday (5pm) for his first away game. Given the small distance of points that separates the two clubs, OM is not allowed to make a mistake in this final sprint. Otherwise, it will be overtaken by Lens and Messin in case of victory.
New coach’s promise to Marseille fans
The Argentine technician would have made promises to the supporters of his new team. And they expect him to qualify the Phocaeans for Europe. “Jorge Sampaoli has already met with the leaders of OM supporters’ groups the day after the match against SRFC. He promised them to put all his heart and passion into raising the OM shirt. He would also have said that he loved the “boiling” atmosphere, reported the journalist Florent Germain of RMC sport on his Twitter account. He notes an excellent “feeling” the Argentine coach and “the fans” Olympians.