Samp ‘dreams’ of managing Messi

Sevilla Coach Jorge Sampaoli has spoken of his desire to manage Lionel Messi in a strong hint he wants to replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona.

The former Chile boss spoke of his desire to see Messi ‘every day from the touchline’ and called it a ‘unique dream’ to manage his fellow Argentine.

"My dream is to be in charge of Messi to see him every day from the touchline," Sampaoli told Diario Ole.

"It's a unique dream to see Messi so close up, always.

"The form Messi is in is incredible. Who wouldn't like to be in charge of him? If you help a determining player be happy, you have 95 percent of the game sorted.

"These are like the days in which Maradona was good. It's very difficult for a team, when Leo is good, to lose."

The comments come in the wake of Sevilla sporting director Monchi’s confirmed departure from the club.

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