Mauricio Pochettino, finally happy at PSG

Convinced that he will be fired in the coming weeks, Mauricio Pochettino is totally zen while PSG looks for his replacement.

Mauricio Pochettino has totally changed his strategy in recent weeks. Aware that he was going to be fired, the Argentine coach waits patiently to be shown the exit with a big check at stake. Until then, the former club defender takes his situation much more lightly, he who laughs more easily with his players, and even organized a giant barbecue with his workforce recently. His future is no longer at Paris SG, a year and a half after his arrival, and the former Tottenham coach is waiting for his remaining contract year to be paid for. It will cost another 10 to 15 million euros for Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who rushed to extend it last summer despite losing the title of champion of France.

Pochettino bides his time

The idea of ​​Pochettino walking away on his own as he has found a job that suits him is now to be forgotten, with the options leading to Real Madrid and especially Manchester United now closed. The timing therefore depends solely on Paris SG, which has been looking for a future coach. The thinking heads of the capital club are in turmoil. Because if Leonardo is still active to work on tracks on the transfer market, the name of the future coach will of course be important for recruitment. Even if the Brazilian likes to do his business without necessarily referring to the technicians in place, Leonardo is no longer so popular, and his future is also in question.

Result, it is higher than the choice is made with regard to the future coach of PSG. And absolutely all the options are studied. The most prestigious of course since the Parisians have learned about the contracts of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. The Liverpool manager has since extended, so this track is to be forgotten, and it is rumored that the Spanish coach intends to do the same. This is why PSG has gone back to the now known tracks which lead to Joachim Löw, Thiago Motta and Antonio Conte. A new name has recently appeared in the spans of the Parc des Princes, with an interest in Marcelo Gallardo, says L’Equipe. The former club makes an impression with River Plate, and has already been announced in the past in the sights of PSG, without going any further for the moment.

The Kylian Mbappé file is separate

The season is not yet over, and Paris Saint-Germain still have a little time to make this first big change within a club which is also in a waiting position regarding the future of its best player: Kylian Mbappé. A situation that Doha however separates from the choice of the future coach. Whether Mbappé stays at PSG or not, he will have to change coach anyway. Even if Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has sometimes had some nice surprises in store, no one at PSG anymore believes in the continuation of the adventure for Mauricio Pochettino.

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