Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli is no longer thought to be in contention to succeed Luis Enrique as Barcelona manager, as reports from  Catalunya Radio suggest he will soon sign a new deal at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

The Argentinian was thought to be one of the front-runners for the soon-to-be vacant managerial role at the Nou Camp after Luis Enrique announced that he will be stepping down as Barca head coach at the end of the season.

Sampaoli has impressed many during his first season in La Liga, where he has helped Sevilla stay in touch with heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid.

With the club currently five points behind Los Blancos, who lead the way in Spain, it appears that last season’s Europa League winners will have to settle for a place in next season’s Champions League, which is by no means would be a disappointment. Related image

As Sampaoli’s stock continues to rise, he has been consistently linked with a move to the Nou Camp, however, the chances of him taking up the hot-seat appear to be all-but over, as reports in Catalonia suggest he will soon sign a contract extension at Sevilla.

With Barcelona keen to appoint a manager with previous ties with the club, Sampaoli’s lack of history at the Nou Camp was always likely to count against him anyway, but he could well commit his long-term future to his current employers if a deal can be reached over his contract extension.

Though not crucial, Sevilla’s shock Champions League exit at the hands of Leicester City may have further deterred interest from the Blaugrana, who are also prioritising candidates with previous tangible success, as they continue their search for Enrique’s successor.



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