Marseille's new head coach Jorge Sampaoli revealed that he intends to follow Marcelo Bielsa's footsteps in his new team. The 60-year-old Argentina officially replaced Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday.
Sampaoli led Santos and Atletico Mineiro in Brazil's Serie A over the last two years and must now save Olympique de Marseille from the distress situation they have suffered; OM have won only one match in their last ten games in France's Ligue 1.
Bielsa is an example to a lot of people, I feel close to him in the game, but I will not try to be like him
," Sampaoli told reporters in his first press conference as Marseille coach.
"I will do it my way, without imitating him
Sampaoli, who has Sevilla head coaching experience in the 2016-17 season, says he intends to impose an attack-minded philosophy.
We will start to look at the squad to make decision in the short and long term
," he said. "
Our philosophy is to push forward, not towards our own goal. The goal is to put in place a playing philosophy, we have to find the fundamentals, rhythm, will
"We have proposed some tools to get the team out of this rough patch. We want the players to adhere to our playing philosophy. Some will be able to adapt rapidly, others will not. Our role is to convince and win over the squad."