As its new coach, Paris St. Germain has appointed former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine succeeds Thomas Tuchel, who in December was sacked by the Ligue 1 side after guiding the club to last season’s French title and Champions League final.
Pochettino, 48, has been out of action since leaving Spurs in November 2019, but returns to one of his former clubs, with whom he played 95 times as a player between 2001 and 2003, agreeing a deal with the option of another year until the summer of 2022. “I am very happy and honored to become the new coach of Paris St. Germain,” he said. “As you know, this club has always had a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories, especially of the unique atmosphere at Parc des Princes. “I’m returning to the club today with a lot of ambition and humility, excited to work with some of the world’s most talented players. ” Pochettino also thanked Spurs and Saints for “fulfilling a dream” by managing him in the Premier League.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Mauricio Pochettino (@pochettino)He posted on Instagram: “Thank you for making our seven years in England such an unforgettable experience. My dad, my staff and I were so happy here, it felt like home, and we appreciate all the help and warmth you gave us. We have made many friends and memories that will last a lifetime. It was a dream come true to manage in the Premier League and I hope you will remember me for more than just Sapporo 2002 (when England played in the World Cup in Argentina)! It’s time for a new adventure and the chance to achieve another personal goal. PSG, after a relatively modest start to the current season for a team that has won. “With the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, Paris St. Germain is determined to continue building and moving the club forward in the coming years.”