PSG confirmed the Thomas Tuchel exit and the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is approaching
After leading French media reported on the breakup on Christmas Eve and superstar Kylian Mbappé had already said goodbye to the German head coach Thomas Tuchel on social networks, PSG confirmed the change on Tuesday.
Tuchel’s likely successor has a stable smell. The Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who worked as a team manager for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League until 2019 and a player in Paris between 2001 and 2003, should inherit him.
The former Mainz and Dortmund Bundesliga coach Tuchel had taken over the post in the French capital for the 2018/19 season. Paris won two championship titles under Tuchel and reached the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich (0: 1) last season.
In the current season, PSG around the superstars Neymar, Mbappé and Ángel Di María are currently third in Ligue 1, one point behind Olympique Lyon and OSC Lille. Paris will face FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 in February.
Tuchel is a fact if we want to see things clearly, he had a great season with Paris, both on French soil and in the UEFA Champions League. He may not have managed to beat Flick’s Bavarians in Lisbon in the end, but no one can claim that Tuhel’s fault (only).
The Parisian team has a large number of great and well-paid footballers such as Neymar, Mpappe, Icardi, Di Maria, but they could not justify their presence in the final.
So logic said that the German coach should be given some more time, and not after the 4-0 victory over Strasbourg to let everyone know that the management decided to fire him.
Now, of course, his place is expected to be taken by the Argentine, Mauricio Pochettino, who will have an extremely difficult task ahead of him, as he will have to find a golden section in the management of the vendettas of Paris, which is not particularly easy…
Will Tuchel replace Frank Lampard …
Even before the official confirmation, there was speculation about Tuchel’s future. As the «Bild» reports, the former BVB coach could replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
According to the report, Tuchel and PSG have agreed to terminate the contract, the severance payment should be six million euros. The 47-year-old could take on a new position right away.
Most recently, «Bild» reported that Tuchel could move into the Premier League. There are two clubs there that particularly appeal to the former BVB coach: Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC.
Both clubs have great ambitions, and Tuchel has been an issue at both clubs in the past. In addition: both the Blues and the Gunners have been mixed this season.
Especially at Chelsea, the signs of a Lampard-Aus are increasing. Despite millions of investments, the Londoners are only in 6th place in the table with 26 points from 16 games – and thus remain far below their expectations.
Lampard «not dissatisfied» despite a draw. After the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, Lampard was not dissatisfied despite the points lost again.
«It’s a draw against a good team – and the performance was good,» said the 42-year-old after the game. «We are coming from a difficult phase and wanted to improve.»
The London club of German national soccer players Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Rüdiger have only scored four points from the last five league games.
«I wasn’t dissatisfied with anything today, except that we conceded the goal, didn’t create many chances and didn’t score another goal,» said the ex-professional.
«But I’m happy with the players who came on and I’m happy with the attitude.» Rüdiger was in the starting line-up, Werner and Havertz came on after 72.
And of course recently Rudiger, expressed the hope to go to another team to continue his career, as he believes that the playing time given to him by Lampard does not satisfy him. So do we have developments in the English club?