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PSG and Mauricio Pochettino set to part ways after 18 months: Reports

Under Pochettino, Les Parisians won Ligue 1 but lost to eventual winners Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 12 June 2022 8:10 pm

Paris Saint-Germain and head coach Mauricio Pochettino have parted ways ahead of the upcoming season after being in-charge for 18 months. Pochettino apparently met with the PSG hierarchy last week to discuss the 2021-22 campaign. 

The Les Parisians won Ligue 1 but lost to eventual winners Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16. It is understood the conversation led to a mutual decision that the Argentine will not continue at the Parc des Princes, as both sides deemed opting to part ways would be the most sensible step.

Mauricio Pochettino’s departure would come after the exit of PSG sporting director Leonardo who was replaced by Portuguese director of football Luis Campos. The 57-year-old expressed his excitement about joining PSG and talked about his eagerness to start work. 

Mauricio Pochettino said, “I am delighted to be joining Paris Saint-Germain, which I consider is the most ambitious and exciting club in world football. I believe strongly in and share the vision of the Club and I cannot wait to get started to further unleash the great potential of this exceptional Club.”

Now addressing the question about Les Rouge-et-Bleu’s new manager, France President Emmanuel Macron has expressed that Zinedine Zidane could be a great choice for the job. While speaking to RMC Sport, he talked about how he has huge admiration for Zidane as a player and a manager and would like to see Zizou manage the biggest club in Paris. 

“I wish for the influence of the French championship and for France that he comes back,” Macron

“I haven’t spoken to Zinedine Zidane, but I have immense admiration for him, the player, the coach. We really want to have, in the French championship, an athlete and coach of this talent who has been able to bring back three major cups that we covet a lot for our clubs,” Macron continued.

“I wish for the influence of the French championship and for France that he comes back and that he comes to train a big French club, it would be great. It’s my role to say that France is a great nation of sport and football, that there are great audiences who love this sport. It is important to us that the best [are here]”, he further added.

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