Former Argentina and Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli has reached an agreement to join Brazilian club Santos, the club has announced.
Details of the deal have yet to be divulged, though Sampaoli's lawyer said earlier on Thursday that his salary would likely not exceed R$1 million ($260,000) per month.
The 58-year-old Sampaoli has not coached since managing Argentina at the World Cup in Russia this past summer where the Albiceleste fell to eventual champions France in the round of 16.
Oficial: Santos FC e Jorge Sampaoli têm um aceite assinado na proposta para que o argentino seja o treinador da equipe em 2019. Os últimos detalhes e a assinatura do contrato devem ser finalizados em encontros presenciais neste final de semana. pic.twitter.com/ZF3m3j3XuW— Santos Futebol Clube (@SantosFC) December 13, 2018