Jorge Sampaoli is a peculiar type. Short stature but with muscled arms despite being close 60 years, Argentine coach is one of those coaches who were not lucky enough to play professional football and was climbing up the modest football in South America to reach the top. Today is a reputed technical but along the way and because of its character, He has left many anecdotes. You have some.
He came to lead a party from a tree: and, Oddly enough so it was. When training in the modest soccer Argentina was ousted in a party. Field, without bleachers and quite modest, It was crowded around the field. Neither short nor lazy, He decided to hop on a tree near the field where he instructed his team.
He lived with some firefighters in Peru: Argentina led the Peruvian Sport Boys. The entity is not going through a good time and to cut costs, the accommodation offered Sampaoli was a small house located in a firehouse. That's where his nickname was born “little man”.
He called a player to 5 am: his team lost one game 1-0 but obsessed with who had made the mistake that had cost the party. After several hours watching the game called his player Luis Hernandez to the 5 in the morning to tell: “I know who made the mistake, see you tomorrow” and hung. The player was surprised and frightened by him would fall over hours.
Gym fanatic and tattoos: Sampaoli is a regular weight lifting and sports in general. He reaches up to 7 in the morning to work in iron concentrations. That can be seen in the past where physical 50 long and close 60, It looks like a mini version of Vin Diesel XXX. Only to be seen in the presentation as coach of Sevilla. He met his wife in a gym when I went to Chile O'Higgins. It was the receptionist. He also likes the rock and tattoos.
Sampaoli in Chile replaced another Argentine coach full of anecdotes, Marcelo “Loco” Bielsa. One type also with many stories that we tell in this article.