Former Chilean national team manager Jorge Sampaoli is believed to be one of the names in contention to become the Chelsea boss next summer. In an interview to Spanish newspaper El País, Sampaoli vehemently denied every rumour involving his name, claiming that he's looking for a job that would allow him to get titles.
"It's all speculation. There's nothing concrete [in these rumours]. Nowadays, every club are competing, everyone has a manager. I wouldn't say there's anything concrete when there's someone working at that club. There's a lot of speculation stemming from the press, but it's still far removed from reality."
"I have to choose the best sporting project. For 14 years I've been working non-stop. I have to wait for the ideal project. What I want now is a job that allows me to win titles. I don't see myself managing a team in a league to be third or fourth."
-Jorge Sampaoli; Source: El País via Lance!
Sampaoli has also been linked with the Qatari national team, who are seemingly hopeful to get the manager after Pep Guardiola was chosen to manage Manchester City. Neither Qatar nor Chelsea will guarantee Sampaoli the titles he's so keen to grab at this point of his career, but the Blues themselves are apparently aiming at having a manager with higher reputation. At this moment, Sampaoli might only be an afterthought in our board's minds.