- PSG finally remove coach Mauricio Pochettino from his position after months of speculation
- Nice coach Christophe Galtier is now favourite to replace the Argentinian despite Zinedine Zidane being a free agent
- Pochettino could be set for an immediate return to management with LaLiga side Athletic Bilbao
Paris Saint-Germain have moved to sack Mauricio Pochettino after months of speculation surrounding his future.
Pochettino will leave his role after securing the Ligue 1 title last season by a 15-point margin ahead of closest rivals Marseille. The largest margin of victory across European football was not enough for Pochettino to maintain his position, with Nice head coach Christophe Galtier now the bookies favourite to replace the Argentinian.
PSG’s exit to eventual Champions League winners Real Madrid was a major factor in the termination of the former Tottenham manager’s contract. With one year still remaining on his agreement, Pochettino and his team will be paid up the remainder of their agreements.
Former Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane had long been expected to be the man to replace Pochettino, although reports from France this morning suggest Nice head coach Christophe Galtier is now the club’s preferred appointment.
PSG had hoped Mauricio Pochettino would be named the new Manchester United manager, although with Erik ten Hag appointment now confirmed, PSG will have to commit significant funds towards the pay-out packages of their former manager and his team.
Pochettino could well be set for an immediate return to management with Athletic Bilbao. The Basque clubs’ pending elections have leading candidate Ricardo Barkala promising the appointment of the former Espanyol coach.