Mauricio Pochettino set to become new PSG manager after Thomas Tuchel is sacked


According to news coming out of British media, the Paris Saint-Germain manager was sacked hours his side cruised to a 4-0 victory over Strasbourg.

Paris Saint-Germain have sacked Thomas Tuchel and are set to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as his successor, according to reports of various news outlets.

Tuchel was appointed the Ligue 1 side’s manager in June 2018 and led them to successive league titles, the French League Cup and the French Cup. He also led PSG to their first ever Champions League final last season, where they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

His contract with the Parisien outfit was set to expire at the end of this season, but there were reports coming out in recent weeks that the club’s higher-ups weren’t happy with the performances of the side in the 2020/21 campaign and were thinking of getting rid of the manager before the season end.

PSG are currently sitting at 3rd place in the table, only 1 point off league leaders Lyon after winning 11 of their opening 17 games of the league season. They have also qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals after finishing top of their group which contained RB Leipzig and Manchester United.

His reported successor Pochettino is away from management since being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur midway through the previous season. The 47-year-old Argentine led Spurs to successive top four finishes in three of his first four seasons in North London.

Months before his sacking, Pochettino also took Spurs to the Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history. He was reportedly awaiting offers from Real Madrid and Manchester United, but will now take over the reins at Parc des Princes in 2021.

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