After injury ended his playing career at the age of 19, Jorge Sampaoli turned to coaching and accumulated extensive experience managing clubs throughout South America (in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru), before a brief spell in Spain with Sevilla. He enjoyed greatest success in charge of Universidad de Chile, winning three league titles and one Copa Sudamericana.
As a national team coach, Sampaoli secured Chile a place at Brazil 2014, where they exited on penalties against the hosts in the Round of 16. He then led the Chileans to victory in the Copa America 2015. On 1 June 2017, Sampaoli resigned with Sevilla to be appointed coach of his native Argentina. Having already overseen four matches of Chile’s qualifying campaign for Russia 2018, he led La Albiceleste to that World Cup.