Thomas Tuchel had a training session earlier this week before he led PSG to a 4-0 victory on Wednesday.
Mauricio Pochettino, former director of Tottenham Hotspur, is the most important candidate for the position of director of Paris Saint-Germain after the resignation of Thomas Tuchel.
PSG announced Tuesday the end of Tuchel’s contract and the players of the club know that he will be replaced by Pochettino.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi thanked Tuchel and said the club would remember the good times we spent together.
Negotiations between the GSP and Pochettino started at least two weeks ago.
Tuchel, 47 years old, became the boss of Ligue 1 in June 2018 after winning two championships, the French Cup and the French League Cup.
Last season they also reached the final of the Champions League for the first time and lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.
The contract of Tuchel, former coach of Borussia Dortmund, expired at the end of this season.
PSG is currently third in Ligue 1 behind the leaders of Lyon and are through to the round of 16 of the Champions League, where they compete against Barcelona.
Pochettino, 48 years old, led Spurs to the Champions League final of 2019, where they lost to Liverpool. He has been regularly involved in the MTP position in recent months.
He played for the MTP from 2001 to 2003 and has been unemployed since he left the Spurs in November 2019.
The former Southampton boss joined Spurs in 2014 and led them to the League Cup final in his first full season, while both teams finished second in the Premier League in 2017.
PSG is linked to a loan contract for Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli, who made their Premier League debut for Pochettino.
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Since the 1-0 defeat of PSG by Bayern Munich in last August’s Champions League final, Tuchel has been struggling both on and off the field.
At the end of the summer transfer period, he publicly reprimanded the club’s sports director, Leonardo, for hiring players.
And earlier this week he gave an interview to a German TV station in which he said that in his first season at the club he felt more like a sports politician or sports minister than a coach.
Tuchel said that the quotes had been taken out of context and said that they might have been mistranslated, but again referred to problems behind the scenes.
The players seemed to react well to him, but to the outside world other attitudes within the club seemed less comfortable.
This reminded me of the remarks that the director general of Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke, once made about Tuchel : Thomas is a difficult man, but a great coach.
On the field, the team didn’t dominate the French Championship as usual and lost four games to finish third behind Lille and Lyon at Christmas.
Although they eventually won their group in the Champions League, disappointing defeats to Manchester United and RB Leipzig added to the pressure.
His time at PSG may be over, but Tuchel’s reputation as a coach means he will be much in demand in the coming weeks and months. There is no doubt that one day he will be part of the Premier League.