Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain reach an agreement that will see the Argentine leave the club ahead of the upcoming season. According to The Athletic, Pochettino will leave PSG and will be relieved of his duties as the head coach of the club. He will leave the club after 18 months in charge and the decision was made at a meeting which took place last week.
PSG appointed Pochettino as their head coach in January 2021 after their former coach Thomas Tuchel was sacked. Pochettino was the manager of Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur at that time and he did not hesitate to join the French Giants once a decision was taken to appoint him as their head coach.
Under Pochettino, PSG won the Coupe de France in his first season but fell short in Ligue 1 by only managing to finish 2nd place behind Lille. However, in the 2021-22 season, he took his team all the way to finish 1st in Ligue 1. But his failure to deliver in the Champions League with such a star-studded team filled with Messi, Mbappe and Neymar would have cost him his job at the club. In the 2021-22 Champions League campaign, the eventual winners Real Madrid defeated PSG in the round of 16.
Many top-tier managers have been linked to taking up the vacant spot at PSG as their head coach including the likes of former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, Roma manager José Mourinho and Nice’s manager Christoph Galtier.