Thomas Tuchel Sacked by Paris Saint-Germain
PSG Sack Club’s Most Successful Manager
The German manager was sacked on the eve of Christmas after his side’s 4-0 victory over Strasbourg but has now reached a compensation agreement of £5.4 million with the club, according to Fabrizio Romano.
With the 47-year old’s contract due to end in the summer, PSG sporting director Leonardo Araujo has decided to act early and dismiss the club’s most successful manager.
While PSG are not dominating in the league, their latest win in Tuchel’s final game sees them sit one point off the top spot. The sack comes as a shock after the former Borussia Dortmund manager’s recent success leading the club to their first-ever Champions League Final.
He led the French club to two successive Ligue 1 titles and leaves with a 75.5%-win rate, the highest success percentage for a single coach in the league’s history.
Tuchel has left PSG with immediate effect and the French club are widely reported to be in talks with Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino in Line to Be Successor
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is said to be the main candidate to become Tuchel’s replacement. Pochettino is without a club since leaving the London club more than a year ago. He had been linked with top managerial positions across Europe but has seemingly picked the French club.
The Argentinian manager is set to return to the club where he spent three years as a player, playing 70 games and helping the club win the 2001 edition of the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
With former players becoming managers of top clubs now a common theme with Frank Lampard at Chelsea, Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at Manchester United, fans of PSG will be happy Pochettino has quality pedigree at a managerial level compared to the rest.
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