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Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli resigns

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By Euronews
Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli resigns

Just six months after winning the 2015 Copa America on home soil, national team coach Jorge Sampaoli has quit in the wake of a disagreement with newly elected president of the nation’s ANFP football governing body Arturo Salah.

The 55-year-old, who had been linked with a move to Chelsea, had been seeking a way out of his job saying he no longer felt respected after details of his work contract were exposed.

Marcelo Bielsa is rumoured to be a candidate to replace Sampaoli while Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini told journalists returning to his home country was not in his immediate plans.