Sampaoli ‘passionate about attacking’

New Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli says that his priority will be to get the team to play an attractive, attacking brand of football.

The 58-year-old is famous for the aggressive tactics he imposes, an approach that saw him lift the 2015 Copa America with Chile.

Sampaoli has not managed a European club before but that hasn't stopped him from expressing his intention of implementing a similar brand of football at the current Europa League champions.

"This is such an important club which has won so much," the Argentine told the club's official website. "It's a big responsibility but also very exciting for everything that's ahead.

"I'm excited to keep trying to do great things and to get the team to where we can compete with the best. More than the team is the possibilities, the ambition.

"I'm tremendously passionate about attacking. They'll see a coach who never wants to stop being a protagonist. For that we need a rebellious group who will drive to make this team as respected around Europe as it is today.

"The only thing I can promise people is that the idea that binds us isn't going to change, we'll judge it on results, but we'll be an extremely attacking team that allows us to control and seek our objectives and not wait for them to find us. I hope I can meet the expectations of the fans and the team."

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