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Paris Saint-Germain sack Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino tipped to replace him

According to ESPN, Paris Saint-Germain have parted ways with manager Thomas Tuchel and they are likely to announce Mauricio Pochettino as their next head coach.

Tuchel had been Les Parisiens’ manager from the summer of 2018 and he guided them to their first-ever Champions League final last term where they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

The current campaign has been a mixed one for Les Parisiens where they have already suffered four league defeats, but they are still just one point behind Lille for the top position.

Elsewhere, they had a tough Champions League group stage campaign, but managed to progress to the round of 16 with the top spot. They bagged just three points after three games, but picked up momentum thereafter with three wins on the trot.

The club were recently without 10 first-team stars through injury, but they were still able to register a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Wednesday night.

On the back of such a result, the sacking of Tuchel has come as a surprise, but ESPN claims that the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss knew that he would be dismissed earlier last week.

Tuchel obviously had a mixed relationship with sporting director Leonardo and that alongside ‘the lack of playing style’ is understood to have paved the way for his departure.

Pochettino, who was previously the manager of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for five-and-a-half seasons, has been touted as the favourite to take control of the Ligue 1 champions.

As per reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano, Les Parisiens’ hierarchy have already made contact with Pochettino and it is only a matter of time before the Argentine returns to the dug-out.

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