Jorge Sampaoli made a dream begin to life as Marseille coach on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Rennes, secured by substitute Michael Cuisance’s late header.
Former Argentina and Chile boss Sampaoli took over a staff languishing outdoors the European locations in Ligue 1, on a run of simply two wins in 14 matches and who had been embarrassed by fourth-tier newbie facet Canet Roussillon within the French Cup on the weekend.
“We won’t do every part in two days. There’s nonetheless lots to appropriate,” mentioned Sampaoli, who took over from Andre Villas-Boas as everlasting coach, following Nasser Larguet’s spell as a stand-in.
“It is essential to regain confidence and a taking part in identification.
“It is essential to know who we characterize and for whom we play to know the place we’re going.”
Rennes have additionally been tumbling down the desk and so they have now suffered 5 straight league defeats.
The 2 out-of-form groups unsurprisingly struggled for many of the match on the Stade Velodrome, managing simply 4 photographs on course between them.
However Sampaoli rung the adjustments late on and it paid off.
On-loan Bayern Munich midfielder Cuisance was in the correct place on the proper time within the 88th minute, nodding in fellow sub Luis Henrique’s cross to attain his first Ligue 1 purpose.
The end result strikes Marseille again up into sixth, two factors behind fifth-placed Lens within the race to qualify for the inaugural Europa Convention League.