Mauricio Pochettino Axed By PSG, Christophe Galtier Expected To Be Named New Boss

The Argentine's sacking ends months of speculation in the French capital
12:08, 05 Jul 2022

Following months of uncertainty around his role at the club, manager Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss lifted the Ligue 1 title with the French giants last season, but resentment towards the Argentine reached boiling point after he failed to guide the Parisians to a Champions League title in his two campaigns with the club.

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Despite marquee signings like Lionel Messi, who joined a side already packed with superstars like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, PSG were knocked out of Europe’s premiere competition in the round of 16 following a remarkable collapse against eventual winners Real Madrid. 

Pochettino, who replaced current Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel last January, had 12 months remaining on his contract in the French capital but a termination settlement has been reached. 

"Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the Club," announced a club statement.

"The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future."

PSG sealed the Ligue 1 title this season with four games of the season to spare after a 1-1 draw against Lens, reclaiming the title won by Lille last season. Pochettino also won the 2020/21 Trophée des Champions within weeks of his appointment but failed to defend the crown this term after being knocked out by Nice on penalties in January. However, it will be his failures in Europe that have ultimately persuaded the board to swing the axe. 

Former Nice boss Christophe Galtier is expected to be unveiled as his replacement.

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