After Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal, Paris Saint-Germain formalized the appointment of Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino as the team’s head coach.
After a little more than two years spent on the bench of Paris Saint-Germain, Thomas Tuchel was dismissed to everyone’s surprise, a few hours after the last victory of the year for the capital club, against Strasbourg (4-0, 17th day of Ligue 1). So inevitably, from this announcement, rumours have multiplied concerning the successor of the German.
Quickly, RMC Sport argued that the former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino, free since the end of his adventure with Spurs in November 2019, was the lucky winner. For its part, Canal unveiled the contours of the Argentinian contract in France, namely an 18-month lease, with an additional year in the event of qualification in the Champions League. PSG was slow to confirm the news, but it is now done.
Pochettino back to PSG, 17 years later “Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as coach of its professional team. The Argentine coach signed a contract until June 30, 2022, plus an optional year, with the capital club, ”the club explains in its press release. After more than a year away from the field, Mauricio Pochettino is therefore preparing to return to the front of the stage. And this in a formation that he knows well and of which he had always aspired to take the reins.
The former central defender, passed by the Newell’s Old Boys, Espanyol or even the Girondins de Bordeaux, especially wore the colours of PSG from 2001 to 2003. Arrived during a winter transfer window, Mauricio Pochettino left a beautiful imprint in Paris, he who won the Intertoto Cup in 2001 and played in a Coupe de France final in 2003. From now on, the Argentinian will try to do better in the coach’s skin.