Mauricio Pochettino: PSG have agreed to part ways with head coach
Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with head coach Mauricio Pochettino that the club will relinquish his duties next season after 18 months. The Athletic you have learned.
Pochettino is believed to have met with PSG officials last week to discuss the 2021-22 campaign, in which his team won Ligue 1 but lost to Real Madrid in the 16th Champions League.
It is understood that the negotiations gave the unanimous decision that the former PSG captain should not continue in the Parc des Princes stadium, both sides suggesting a split in the process to be a more sensible part.
Given Pochettino’s contract is due to expire in 2023, his departure is yet to be finalized. But the group is already looking for their new leader; Christophe Galtier of Nice is considered to be in the running for the by-elections.
Pochettino’s release will be followed by director Leonardo last week. He was replaced by Luis Campos, who will serve as PSG’s football coach.
Pochettino had a chance to leave the French capital last summer – Real put him at the top of the list of replacements for Zinedine Zidane and Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in naming their former manager to replace Jose Mourinho – however, a 50-year move . – The past did not happen.
This followed Pochettino making himself the third PSG boss to lead them to the European Cup semi-finals, beating Barcelona inspired by Lionel Messi and defending champions Bayern Munich.
His courtesy also raised the French Cup and surprisingly climbed to the top spot with Lille, Pochettino inherited the trophy of the third team when he replaced Thomas Tuchel in January 2021 and improved the number of points in the game.
At one point Qatari ownership changed coaches midway through the season – Antoine Kombouare’s transfer to Carlo Ancelotti in December 2011 – this, too, did not lead to league success.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Messi and Nuno Mendes were hired to bolster the Pochettino team and published France’s name more quickly than their counterparts in England, Germany, Italy and Spain.
He did so on a grand scale and Manchester City were the winners who scored the most points, although questions persisted in the game and the fans expressed their displeasure. In the meantime, the constant contact of potential employers like Manchester United has been the subject of Pochettino’s time.
He surprised City to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League with Tottenham in 2019, but his PSG were eliminated in 2021 and the fall against Real in March was a threat to his future.
Barcelona, Bayern Munch, City and Real made their debut in 10 games in the Pochettino 14 Champions League at PSG, but still faced the likes of Tuchel, Unai Emery, Laurent Blanc and Ancelotti. Each of Blanc’s quartet bars continued to work on the elite team and then collected major European silver armor, proving that PSG outside is alive.
There has been some controversy over what Pochettino was able to achieve with the things he had, but the similar challenges faced by those who led him suggest that PSG’s unique position may not be the most accurate in assessing coaching skills. He was not helped by the arrival of the COVID-19 epidemic, or the protests and outrage directed at players and game officials.
Pochettino’s pledge loss to PSG, his long-term interest in defending United missed Erik ten Hag.
Considering how close he came to the post and how the former Espanyol and Southampton coach seem to be working for both companies, there is a good chance he will remain in the race for a place in the future.
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