As expected, Jorge Sampaoli is no longer in charge of the Chilean national team. The Argentine tactician, who helped La Roja win the 2015 Copa America trophy, quit his job and reports in Chile suggest that Marcelo Gallardo could be appointed as new coach.
Talks with Marcelo Bielsa broke down and Prensa Futbol understands that Marcelo Gallardo is likely to be offered the high-profile job.
Gallardo won 2015 Copa Libertadores and 2014 Copa Sudamericana with River Plate and he is well known for his slick-passing style of play.
The 40-year-old Argentine coach used to play for the likes of River Plate, Monaco, Paris Saint-GErmain, D.C. United and Nacional in the past.
Marcelo Gallardo earned 44 caps with Argentina and it has to be noted that he won the 2011/2012 Uruguayan championship with Nacional as a coach.
Chile won their first ever Copa America title last summer, beating Argentina on penalties in the final.