Two former OM coaches compete for a sideline

Free, the Argentinians Marcelo Bielsa and Jorge Sampaoli are cited on the side of Olympiakos Piraeus, where the striker Cédric Bakambu (ex-OM) has just signed.

Jorge Sampaoli, OM, Olympique de Marseille

According to a Greek radio quoted by The OM Minute, Olympiakos should soon have a new coach. The Greek club’s failed start to the season, in Europe (eliminated in the Champions League play-offs, 2 defeats in the first 2 Europa League matches) as well as in the league (2 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss), cost its place to the club’s former coach, Carlos Corberan. Especially since the ambitious recruitment of Olympiakos (Cédric Bakambu, James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Konrad De la Fuente, Ui-jo Hwang, Sime Vrsaljko) made it possible to expect more.

This is why the two former Marseillais Marcelo Bielsa and Jorge Sampaoli, free since their respective departures from Leeds and OM, are mentioned on the side of the sidelines of Olympiakos. Jorge Sampaoli is quoted on the Sevilla FC sidewhereas Marcelo Bielsa has been mentioned at his former club Athletic Bilbao.

Longoria tried Saliba, Arsenal said no

According to Italian journalist Luca Bendoni, OM were keen to recruit William Saliba this summer, after the maousse season that the French international had in Marseille (52 games in all competitions). Pablo Longoria, the Spanish president of the 2nd in Ligue 1, was even in contact with the agent of the 21-year-old Frenchman, while the central defender wanted to return to the south of France, after his conclusive one-year loan.

But Arsenal wanted it otherwise. The English club, which has loaned William Saliba every season since his arrival at the Gunners in 2019, this time wanted to trust the central defender, who won at the start of the season with the current leader of the Premier League. William Saliba achieves such performances (7 games, 2 goals, 1 assist), that his market value has increased since last May, to reach 40 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.

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