Paris Saint-Germain Sack Thomas Tuchel, Pochettino to Replace Him?

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It was a bad day at the office for Thomas Tuchel as he was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain on the eve of Christmas. Not the ideal Christmas gift one would love. Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked as a possible replacement of Tuchel at PSG.

Tuchel had a fruitful 2 and a half years at the French capital winning Ligue-1 title in both of his campaigns, as well as both the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France. He won the domestic treble in his final full year.

PSG’s main target has been to win the glorious Champions League and finally enter the European Elite’s List. Unfortunately, the best they have been able to do is reach the final, which was led by Tuchel this year.


His final game in charge saw PSG thrash Strasbourg 4-0 despite being without their 10-first team players who were out due to injuries.

Thomas Tuchel had a disagreement with PSG over the transfers last summer. This reason cannot be denied as the cause of his sacking.

 “We lose too many players on free transfers. It is too, too much. We cannot ask this squad the same thing as we did last season.”

– Tuchel

“I didn’t like his comments. The club didn’t like them either. We have to understand the moment we are going through. If someone is not happy, it is easy — we can talk. But if you decide to stay, you have to respect the people above you.”

– Leonardo

PSG are currently 3rd, just a point below Lyon and Lille. But given the history of the club, they should have been on top by this time.


Pochettino has been restless to get back into the managerial duty and looks like his wait is finally over.

He was previously sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after serving the club for 5 years. After sitting idle for one year, he mentioned that he was interested in returning to do what he loves. The likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid were heavily linked with him for the past few months.

As of now, PSG looks the ideal destination, with the club looking for a manager to lead them.

The Argentinian also has a history with the Ligue-1 giants. He had joined PSG in 2001 and was a part of the club for two years. Although he scored only 4 goals, his contribution helped the club win the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2001.

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