Justice condemned the Brazilian team to economically compensate the current coach of Atlético Mineiro after his controversial departure
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Argentine Jorge Sampaoli is the current coach of Atlético Mineiro (EFE / Yuri Edmundo / File)
Justice ordered Santos to pay 4.4 million reais (about $ 800,000) to Argentine Jorge Sampaoli after his controversial departure from the Brazilian club, local media reported on Monday. Santos' fifth labor court accepted the lawsuit brought by Sampaoli after leaving the club last year, although the decision may be challenged.
The Argentine demanded the payment of a series of labor guarantees , as well as the premium of the team's classification in the 2020 Copa Libertadores , among others, rights that had been denied by Santos when considering that Sampaoli had breached a clause of the contract.
Santos argues that the current Atlético Mineiro coach submitted his resignation on December 9, a day before a termination clause of 10 million reais (about $ 1.7 million) expired, which had to be paid in the event that either party decided to break it before its conclusion, at the end of 2020.
The Brazilian justice ruled against Santos, who will have to compensate Sampaoli with the payment of 800,000 dollars. The Brazilian cast may appeal (REUTERS / Rodolfo Buhrer / File Photo)
However, according to Sampaoli's defense, a few months ago they agreed to an eventual breach of the contract without requiring any payment , but provided that it occurred from December 10. The lawyers of the former Argentine and Chilean national team confirmed in court that the Argentine's departure was only made official on December 11 , so the contractual clause was not breached .
Following the departure of Santos, the Argentine strategist took over the reins of Atlético Mineiro in March, replacing Venezuelan Rafael Dudamel. For now, the present of Jorge Sampaoli is perfect , as his team has just beaten Vasco da Gama 4-1 in Belo Horizonte and has established itself at the top of Brazil. At the close of the 13th. date of the Brazilian league tournament, Mineiro is at the top of the positions with 27 units, with a 5 advantage over the guards Internacional (coach Eduardo Coudet's team has more games), and Palmeiras.
With information from EFE.