Blessing in disguise
27 October, 2016, 12:00 am
MADRID – When Unai Emery abandoned Sevilla in June after three successful seasons, the Europa League champions were forced to undergo an unwelcome coaching shake-up and hired former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli.
That move has turned into a blessing in disguise for Sevilla.
Under 56-year-old Sampaoli’s guidance, Sevilla have lost just once in nine La Liga games and Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid lifted the Andalusians to second place — one point behind leaders Real Madrid.