Mauricio Pochettino Appoints PSG Coach Following Tuchel Sack

Mauricio Pochettino Appoints PSG Coach Following Tuchel Sack 

Badmus Abdulsobur 

The Argentine takes over at the Ligue 1 champions after more than a year away from the game since being dismissed by Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a contract until the summer of 2022, with the option of a further year.

The former Tottenham Southampton and
Espanyol manager takes over at PSG following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel was dismissed on Christmas Eve despite a 4-0 win over Strasbourg the night before , with his departure formally confirmed on Tuesday.

Pochettino spent two-and-a-half seasons at PSG as a player, making 95 appearances between 2000 and 2003, and winning the 2001 Intertoto Cup.

He had been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham in November 2019. The hugely popular Pochettino had turned Spurs into title contenders and reached the 2019 Champions League final, but was dismissed with his side 14th in the Premier League table.

Now, he will doubtless be tasked with winning PSG their first Champions League title – though there is also work to do in Ligue 1 .
The Parisians start 2021 third in the table, a point behind Lyon and Lille . PSG have already lost more league games this season than in the whole of the last campaign, with star man Neymar suffering from a number of fitness problems and Kylian Mbappe generally below his best despite scoring 12 goals in 13 games.

Pochettino will take training on Sunday when the players return from their winter break and is looking forward to the challenge.

“I am really happy and honoured to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain," Pochettino told the club's official website.

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