Sampaoli: Barca? I’m connected to Sevilla project to death

Jorge Sampaoli dismissed links with Barcelona, insisting he is “connected with this sporting project at Sevilla to death”.

Sampaoli, who only arrived at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in June, had already been linked with Barca prior to Luis Enrique’s announcement on Wednesday as Sevilla fly high in third position, only two points adrift of the titleholders.

“The Barcelona job? That question has no answer because it doesn’t exist,” Sampaoli said after Thursday’s 1-0 win at home to Athletic Bilbao.

“I have no idea what is being said, at this stage of the season to speak of candidates doesn’t make sense.

“I am connected with this sporting project at Sevilla to death.”

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