SPLIT! Barcelona and Sampaoli walk away from negotiating table

⚽ SPLIT! Barcelona and Sampaoli walk away from negotiating table ⚽



Barcelona chiefs have pulled back from plans for Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli.


The Argentine was regarded as favourite to succeed the departing Luis Enrique at Barca next season.


However, Catalunya Radio says both parties have walked away from the negotiating table.


Sampaoli now is happy to renew his contract with Sevilla – and is even eyeing off the Argentina job.


Barca, meanwhile, are exploring other candidates, including Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde.