The Paris Saint-Germain sporting director is hard at work as the 2021-2022 season comes to an end. But Leonardo’s choices raise many questions, especially when finding a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino.
In a week, the players and staff of PSG will be on vacation, and it is an understatement to say that the vagueness has never been so intense around the future of the capital club. Of course, the Kylian Mbappé file occupies everyone’s mind, and that’s normal. That the best footballer in the world can leave the capital club for free to join Real Madrid is a shock that will shake the French champions if it happens. But, there is another file that is raising the temperature on the Camp des Loges side, it is that of the coach. Because here again we are beginning to no longer really understand the strategy of Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Qatar. As we know, PSG dreams of bringing in Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment it remains at the dream stage, because Zizou is waiting to find out what will happen to the post of coach of the France team. after the World Cup in Qatar. Without Zidane, Leonardo must therefore find another coach.
Zidane at PSG, the dream is not confirmed
In recent months, different names have been circulating, but if the prospect of coming to take a big check in Paris interests the world, the “stars” of the profession all have a job and are not rushing to come and replace Mauricio Pochettino. Aware of being under pressure all the same, the latter was ironic when his Parisian future was mentioned before the match in Montpellier. ” I think I’m still the club coach, right? And as a coach I’m still in the club’s organization chart “, amused the former manager of Tottenham. For Leonardo, there is therefore work, and the Brazilian sports director is increasing contacts. While the track leading to Antonio Conte took a turn for the worse, especially as Spurs came back to within a point of Arsenal and the Champions League with two matches remaining in the Premier League, Leonardo must now aim a little less at the top of the range.
Replace Pochettino, Leonardo is struggling
It is in this context that according to Foot Mercato, the leader of Paris Saint-Germain met a coach who made a brief stint in Ligue 1 on the side of Nantes, Sergio Conceiçao. Leonardo knows very well that the latter is not a name capable of bringing joy to PSG supporters, but Leonardo does not want to close any doors. Sergio Conceiçao is currently in charge of FC Porto, champion of Portugal, but whose passage in the Champions League, then in the Europa League was anecdotal, his team being taken out by Olympique Lyonnais. The very hypothesis of seeing the former Nantes coach come to train Paris Saint-Germain has already made social networks jump, which wonder if Leonardo has not already understood that he too was going to be fired by Qatar and that he should not get too involved in future recruitment. ” Dreams don’t exist for people like us.. might as well have Pascal Dupraz », « You have to stop Leonardo, no longer part of the PSG family, he is detestable “, the jokes fell after these revelations on a meeting between Leonardo and Conceiçao.