Thomas Tuchel was left out of PSG, so officially announced by the PSG club and the club still does not have the name of his successor
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) made official this Tuesday the dismissal of their coach, the German coach Thomas tuchel, half a year after the end of his last season of contract with the French capital club.
The club indicated in a statement that the decision, advanced last week by the media, it is taken “after a thorough analysis of his sporting situation”.
The president of PSG, Nasser Al-Kheläifi, thanked the coach for “everything he contributed to the club”, in particular his energy and passion at work, according to that note in which the name of his successor is not confirmed.
Tuchel, 46, came to the Paris club’s bench in July 2018 as a replacement for Spaniard Unai Emery and after having managed Borussia Dortmund for three years.
In that time, as PSG recalled, it has accumulated 95 victories, twelve draws and 20 defeats, in all competitions.
Tuchel leaves the PSG bench having won two French leagues (2019 and 2020), a Cup (2020), a League Cup (2020) and two Super Cups (2018 and 2019), in addition to having led PSG, the last August, to his first final of the Champions League, in which he lost to Bayern Munich.
Despite this balance, the relationship with the club has deteriorated throughout the season, especially with the sports director, Brazilian Leonardo.
The straw that seems to have filled the glass of the patience of the Qatari owners of the entity have been statements made by the technician to German television “Sport 1” in which he assured, among other things, that PSG did not behave as a great club.
Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who played for PSG between 2001 and 2003 and who has not trained for a year after his dismissal from Tottenham, is, according to several local media, the favorite to take over the team hereinafter.
If the news is confirmed, it would be the fourth team that Pochettino coaches, after having made his debut at Espanyol, which he led between 2009 and 2012, Southampton, between 2013 and 2014, and Tottenham, between 2014 and 2019, which he led to the final. of the 2019 Champions League, which they lost to Liverpool.
The 48-year-old Argentine coach has never hidden his desire to one day coach PSG, one of the most prestigious clubs he has played for.