Santos ended the last season just as the tenth. Sampaoli is the successor of Alexi Stival, who after a disappointing voetbaljaar left.
“We may not have the biggest budget of Brazilian football, Santos remains the biggest brand. This is also apparent now with the appointment of Sampaoli,” writes the club in a statement.
Sampaoli will be in São Paulo a new opportunity as a trainer. He was after the world cup, dismissed as coach of Argentina.