Estadio Deportivo have predicted that Jose Luis Mendilibar’s appointment as Sevilla’s new head coach will work to Bryan Gil’s advantage as the Spanish coach is a big fan of the on-loan Tottenham man.
Gil has been getting regular minutes under his belt since his loan switch to Seville in January and his impressive performances saw him earn a recall to the Spain squad.
So, one would have thought that Sevilla’s decision to sack Jorge Sampaoli this week was not ideal for the winger but that is not the case if Estadio Deportivo’s latest update is to be believed.
The publications states that Mendilibar, who has replaced Sampaoli at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium, knows Gil well from his loan spell at Eibar during the 2020-21 season.
It is explained that the 22-year-old was deployed on either flank that season and finished the campaign with eight goal contributions.
Estadio Deportivo also relays what Mendilibar said back in 2021 when Gil made a switch to Tottenham, with the experienced coach backing the winger to succeed in the Premier League.
The 62-year-old is quoted as having said at the time about Gil: “He is brave, smart, he does not get overwhelmed by hard tackles.
“Sometimes we think that skilled players are not well-regarded in England.
“With the youth that Bryan Gil has, he is capable of everything. If he has the chance to go, he will be going to do better.”
ED thus predict that the winger is going to have ‘an enormous importance’ under the new Sevilla boss over the next two months.
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There is no doubt that Gil would have likely preferred Sampaoli to stay, given the way things were going for him at Sevilla but once the decision was made to sack the Argentine, the Tottenham man would have been pleased to see him being replaced by a familiar face in Mendilibar.
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