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Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by fergie001: 1:13pm On Jun 12, 2022
Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with head coach Mauricio Pochettino that will see the Argentine leave his role ahead of the upcoming season after 18 months in charge, The Athletic has learned.

Pochettino is believed to have met the PSG hierarchy last week to discuss the 2021-22 campaign, during which his men won Ligue 1 but lost to eventual winners Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.

It is understood the conversation produced a mutual decision that the former PSG captain will not continue in the Parc des Princes dugout, with both sides identifying a parting of ways to be the most sensible step.

Given Pochettino’s contract was scheduled to expire in 2023, his exit still needs to be finalised. But the club are already looking for their new leader; Christophe Galtier of Nice is thought to be among various options.

Pochettino had chances to depart the French capital last summer — Real placed him high on the list of candidates to succeed Zinedine Zidane and Tottenham Hotspur showed firm interest in naming their ex-manager as Jose Mourinho’s replacement — however, a move for the 50-year-old did not materialise.

That followed Pochettino establishing himself as just the third PSG boss to guide them to a European Cup semi-final, beating a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona and defending champions Bayern Munich en route.

His charges also lifted the French Cup and while they were surprisingly pipped to the top-flight crown by Lille, Pochettino had inherited a team which was third when he took over from Thomas Tuchel in January 2021 and improved their points-per-game ratio.

On the one other occasion their Qatari ownership changed coach mid-season — swapping Antoine Kombouare for Carlo Ancelotti in December 2011 — that, too, failed to result in a league triumph.

Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Messi and Nuno Mendes were recruited at significant expense to strengthen Pochettino’s squad and they sealed the French title quicker than counterparts in England, Germany, Italy and Spain.

They did so by the biggest margin and Manchester City were the only winners to gain more points, although question marks persisted about the style of play and supporters vented their displeasure. Meanwhile, the constant links to potential employers such as Manchester United became a theme of Pochettino’s tenure.

He stunned City to make the Champions League semi-finals with Tottenham in 2019, but his PSG were eliminated by them in 2021 and the nature of a collapse against Real in March felt fatal to his future.

Barcelona, Bayern Munch, City and Real provided the opposition in 10 of Pochettino’s 14 Champions League games at PSG, yet ultimately he suffered the same outcome as Tuchel, Unai Emery, Laurent Blanc and Ancelotti. Each of that quartet bar Blanc has carried on working at the elite level and subsequently collected major European silverware, indicating there is life outside PSG.

There has been criticism for what Pochettino was able to achieve with the resources at his disposal, but the comparable challenges those predecessors experienced suggest the unique environment of PSG might not be the most accurate barometer of coaching prowess. He was not aided by arriving in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, nor the protests and anger directed towards some players and executives at games.

The collateral damage Pochettino has sampled goes beyond PSG, as the long-term favourite to secure the United post missed out to Erik ten Hag.

Considering how close he came to that vacancy and the regard in which the former Espanyol and Southampton trainer appears to be held across the industry, there is a good chance he will remain in contention for leading opportunities going forward.

|The Athletic|

Where next for Mauricio Pochettino?

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by PhenomenalMorgan(m): 1:15pm On Jun 12, 2022
Not a suprise, even the neighbourhood dog knows that Pochetino's days as PSG coach were few, and with mbappe having powers to decide club management and transfers pochetino leaving the club was only a matter of when

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by ebexofficial: 1:18pm On Jun 12, 2022
The players and club are bigger than his pedigree

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Chukzbaby: 1:19pm On Jun 12, 2022
Zidane coming in

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by richard870(m): 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
Okay
Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Karlovych: 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
embarassed For Zidane

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Ebubu: 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
person man u been dey beg

em insist grin

at least u dun answer title winner. even tho na overrated french ligue and u had superstars in ur possession

shame round 16 abi qf was all you could do with such team

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Quares: 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
Okay

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by CalabarPikin: 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
Hope they can get a manager that can put the quality of their players into good use.


A mare looking at the big names there will scare you, but performance is below average

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by sharpshap(m): 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
Better! Let him go, he is just an average coach.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Amspecial: 1:20pm On Jun 12, 2022
grin
Still no champions league

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Abfinest007(m): 1:21pm On Jun 12, 2022
Good one
Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by nirvana10: 1:21pm On Jun 12, 2022
Yeye the smell
Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by sam564: 1:21pm On Jun 12, 2022
My best calm coach again!!!!! PSG wich way forward?



United dont disapoint me this coming season plss

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Jayrockk: 1:22pm On Jun 12, 2022
Finally! Make Zizou do come abeg

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by PhenomenalAustin: 1:22pm On Jun 12, 2022
PRESIDENT MBAPPE HAS DECIDED!

AU REVOIR POCH !

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by New007: 1:22pm On Jun 12, 2022
No serious manager will go there to become Mbbappe's lapdog.

Poch didn't do very well. But no player should have so much control over his team mates and coaches. Even Messi and Ronaldo simply cannot choose who to hire and fire. They lead on the pitch.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Ezmans: 1:22pm On Jun 12, 2022
ebexofficial:
The players and club are bigger than his pedigree
PSG has no structure

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Angelfrost(m): 1:23pm On Jun 12, 2022
Average Coach! United certainly dodged a bullet.

That said, whatever new coach they get needs to restructure that team and do away with the excess baggage. Too many overpaid clowns taking up space in that club.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by TriCee: 1:23pm On Jun 12, 2022
Chai, Messi why? You could have saved this man,if you showed up well. I don't even know so much is expected from Poch. He never really won anything before now.

Oh, he played champions leave final? Average coach.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Cantonese: 1:23pm On Jun 12, 2022
Great. Let’s see what Zidane can do with Mess, Neymar and Mbappe.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Mikelarteta(m): 1:23pm On Jun 12, 2022
They should hire Siasia he is a world class coach.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Neimar: 1:24pm On Jun 12, 2022
grin
Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Natural441(m): 1:25pm On Jun 12, 2022
We want zidane,that is what we want,na only one person can win PSG champion league trophy,and that one person is the special one,baba M only if you know you know

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Emola12(m): 1:25pm On Jun 12, 2022
I think Newcastle is going to be good option for him

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by gurunlocker: 1:25pm On Jun 12, 2022
Be like say this fergie na the new obembet ko bembe grin cheesy grin

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by Nobody: 1:25pm On Jun 12, 2022
It is alright...


Hit me for Business




Mr Learned

Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by money121(m): 1:26pm On Jun 12, 2022
Ok
Re: Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Reach Agreement To Part Ways With Head Coach by jonandez: 1:27pm On Jun 12, 2022
Zidane is sensible..he wont coach psg for now

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