Thomas Tuchel has been sacked as manager of Paris Saint-Germain after poor club form, with reports circulating Mauricio Pochettino is in line to be his successor.
Tuchel Leaves PSG After Agreeing Compensation
The 47-year old was relieved of his duty after his side’s 4-0 victory over Strasbourg and has reached an agreement with the club to leave with immediate effect, with £5.4 million in compensation according to Fabrizio Romano. His contract was due to run out in the summer but with the club struggling in the league, the action was taken early.
PSG sporting director Leonardo Araujo sacked the German manager just before the winter break despite the club sitting one point off the top spot. It is also four months after he led the club to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final, losing out to Bayern Munich in the end.
Pochettino in Line to Replace Tuchel
Pochettino is said to have reached an agreement with PSG to takeover with his appointment expected to be confirmed after the New Year.
Fans of the French club will be familiar with Pochettino who is set to return to the club where he featured as a player. The Argentinian centre-back played 70 games during 2001 and 2003 for the club winning the 2001 edition of the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
The 48-year old has been without a club since leaving Tottenham Hotspur last year. He had been linked with top managerial positions all across Europe with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all linked with the manager.
With the former player’s all joining their former clubs like Frank Lampard at Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at United and Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, the good thing for PSG fans is that this former has quality pedigree at a managerial level already.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager was under pressure ever since he questioned the transfer strategy of the club but leaves the Parc de Princes the most successful manager of the club.
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