PSG confirm departure of Mauricio Pochettino

1 month ago

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the departure of Mauricio Pochettino as first-team manager.

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The Argentine led PSG to Ligue 1 glory last season but came up short in the Champions League and did not win all fans over with his tactics and game management during the challenging campaign.

He has now been given his marching orders, with Christophe Galtier set to replace Pochettino imminently.

"The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future," the Ligue 1 side said in a statement.

Pochettino managed 84 games in charge of PSG, winning 56 of those and falling to defeat in 15, several of which came in the late stages of cup competitions.

The Parisians were bested by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final during Pochettino's first season in charge, before they gave up a 1-0 lead to fall to Real Madrid in last season's last 16.

It's that early elimination from the competition, in a season which saw PSG bring in Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos among others, that contributed to Pochettino's eventual departure.

As for his replacement, Nice have already confirmed the departure of Galtier as their manager, with the former Lille boss expected to be unveiled as the new PSG chief later on Tuesday.

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