PSG ‘could keep Mauricio Pochettino as boss for another season to launch audacious Pep Guardiola swoop in 2023’May 24, 2022
MAURICIO POCHETTINO will reportedly see out the final year of his Paris Saint-Germain contract having received the much-needed backing of Kylian Mbappe.
The Argentine gaffer has been heavily linked with a departure from Parc des Princes in the summer despite guiding the club to the Ligue 1 title.
French media recently claimed that Poch was set to be sacked following PSG's early Champions League exit, with Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim being eyed up.
Pochettino vowed to continue at PSG after Saturday's 5-0 win against Metz, and he could be poised to carry on.
According to L'Equipe, Pochettino has the full support of 2018 World Cup winner Mbappe.
The 23-year-old is believed to have influence over who the club appoint as coaches after signing a new contract worth £500million.
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L'Equipe stated that Mbappe has given his seal of approval for Pochettino both in public and privately.
This would see Pochettino remain in charge until his contract expires in 2023.
The news outlet adds that PSG will then look to persuade Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to take charge.
Like Poch, Guardiola only has one year left on his deal with the Premier League champions.
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Though SunSport exclusively revealed last month that Guardiola has agreed a deal in principle at the Etihad until 2025.
City sources insist that the Spaniard has given the thumbs-up to adding another two years to his current contract, which runs for another 12 months.
The fresh deal is likely to also include an option for another year beyond that, which would take his Etihad reign to a decade.
Guardiola has been at the helm of City since 2016, where he has won four Premier League titles.
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