Mauricio Pochettino 'to be SACKED by PSG with Zinedine Zidane travelling to Qatar to finalise deal to become new boss' | The Sun

Mauricio Pochettino 'to be SACKED by PSG with Zinedine Zidane travelling to Qatar to finalise deal to become new boss' | The Sun

June 10, 2022

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are set to sack Mauricio Pochettino and replace him with Zinedine Zidane, according to reports.

The French side are expected to relieve the former Tottenham boss of his duties imminently.


Waiting in the wings is ex-Real Madrid manager Zidane.

According to Mundo Deportivo's Ramon Fuentes, Zizou is travelling to Qatar to finalise his contract with PSG's owners.

They expect the deal to be formally completed tomorrow.

Zidane, 49, has been out of work since leaving Madrid at the end of the 2020-21 season.

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He recently attended his former side's Champions League final victory over Liverpool at Paris' Stade de France.

The legendary former midfielder was born in Marseille, a huge traditional rival of Paris.

But it appears that any potential hostilities have been thrashed out enough to do a deal that takes him to PSG.

In addition to the Champions League final, Zidane also attended the French Open at Roland Garros a fortnight ago – a mere five minute walk from the Parc des Princes.

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Pochettino, 50, endured a mixed spell in Paris during his 18-month tenure.

The Argentine won the Trophee des Champions and Coupe de France during his first months in charge, but failed to wrestle back top spot from Lille after succeeding Thomas Tuchel.

He won Ligue 1 at a canter during his full season in charge, but saw his side collapse late on against Madrid to be eliminated from the Champions League at the round of 16 stage.

PSG's Qatari owners covet European glory over any other success.

Zidane has won the Champions League three times as a manager with Real Madrid, most recently in 2018.

The Frenchman was also the childhood idol of Kylian Mbappe, who decided to pen a new contract earlier this summer.



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