Former Spurs manager signs 18-month deal in Paris, Argentina returns to the club he captained as a player.
As its new head coach, Paris Saint-Germain has signed former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine succeeds Thomas Tuchel, who last month was sacked by the Ligue 1 club. Since leaving Spurs in November 2019, Pochettino has been out of work. Welcome Mauricio Pochettino pic.twitter.com/Fr4ZgKxhNI- Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG English) January 2, 2021
Until the summer of 2022, the 48-year-old Pochettino, who made 95 appearances as a player for PSG between 2001 and 2003, signed a deal. Mauricio Pochettino is an odd choice for PSG, a club where man is king | Jonathan LiewRead more “I am very happy and honored to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain,” said Mauricio Pochettino. I would like to thank the management of the club for the trust they have put in me.
This club has, as they know, always had a special place in my heart.
I have wonderful memories, particularly of the Parc des Princes’ unique atmosphere. “I’m returning to the club today with a lot of ambition and humility, eager to work with some of the world’s most talented players.” This team and my employees have fantastic potential and I will do all we can to carry out the best of all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain. For the first time last season, Tuchel led PSG to the Champions League final, but paid the price for a relatively modest start to the current campaign.
PSG currently sits third in the table, one point behind leaders Lyon and Lille, after winning seven of the last eight Ligue 1 titles. “I am proud that our former captain is returning to Paris Saint-Germain, as the club has always remained his home,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president and chief executive of PSG. “The return of Mauricio fits our ambitions perfectly and it will be another exciting chapter.” Paris Saint-Germain is determined to continue building and pushing the club forward in the coming years, with the signing of Mauricio Pochettino.