By Ismail Auwal
The 50 year-old former Tottenham manger, Mauricio Pochettino, is reportedly set to join the list of mangers that have been shown the exit at Paris. Pochettino, who played for PSG from 2001 to 2003, signed a managerial contract with the French giants in January 2021 that ran until June of the following year. However, following multiple reports of interest in his services from PSG’s European counterparts, the League 1 side was swift to offer him an 18-months contract extention.
“With Mauricio’s leadership, we’re excited and confident about what the future holds,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the club’s chief executive. Paris-Saint-Germaine went further to back Mauricio with the signings of 7-time ballon d’or winner, Lionel Messi from Barcelona and serial champions league winner, Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid to add to their highly talented squad that contains Neymar and Mbappe.
Despite securing the League title, it is understood that the PSG hierarchy were left unimpressed by how the club was kicked out of the Champions league in the round of 16 considering the amount of investments they have made in the team. Pochettino’s predecessor, Thomas Tuchel, was sacked few months after reaching the Champions league final with the club but couldn’t secure the trophy.
“Paris Saint-Germain are finally prepared to announce Mauricio Pochettino’s departure. Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be ready for final meetings in order to decide the new manager,” said transfer news specialist, Fabrizio Romano.