Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Former Argentina and Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli was named as the new boss of Brazilian top-flight side Atletico Mineiro on Sunday.
The 59-year-old, who led Santos to the runners-up spot in Brazil last season, penned a one-year deal.
He replaces Rafael Dudamel after the Venezuelan was sacked following the club’s shock loss to a fourth-division side in the Brazilian Cup.
“It’s confirmed, Sampaoli is our new coach,” tweeted Atletico president Sergio Sette Camara.
Sampaoli was coach of Chile from 2012-2016 and Argentina from 2017-2018.
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