Mauricio Pochettino informs PSG of his desire to leave, Tottenham and Madrid vie for him: Reports
Mauricio Pochettino is an Argentine manager, currently the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain since last year. He previously managed Tottenham Hotspur. While Tottenham looks to José Mourinho, Real Madrid eyes Zinedine Zidane replacement.
Things seem to be getting interesting at Paris Saint-Germain and its head coach Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine has reportedly informed the club of his desire to leave.
Career so far
Pochettino was roped in by the Parisians last season, as he had an average season. Although the side failed to attain Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League success, it did manage to win twin domestic titles under him.
Before PSG, Pochettino managed English giant Tottenham Hotspur between 2014-19, failing to win any titles but helped the side finish as the runner-up in the UCL. While Spurs roped in José Mourinho in his place, it did not have a good time under him, letting him go earlier in the just-concluded season and has linked itself back with the Argentine.
According to Goal, Pochettino still has a year left in his PSG contract, replacing Thomas Tuchel last season. Meanwhile, besides Spurs, Real Madrid is another club that seems to be vying for him.
The report adds that PSG still has faith in the Argentine and is looking to see his contract until next summer. In the meantime, Pochettino has also maintained that he respects the club and would be willing to see out the remaining year in his contract at the French capital if the club management wishes him to do so.
Meanwhile, the report indicates that Madrid has identified the Argentine as the prime successor to Zinedine Zidane. After ending trophyless this season, Los Blancos is looking to fill in the managerial post with a big name and is also eyeing Antonio Conte and Raul for the role.
Back to London?
However, a return to Tottenham looks likely for Pochettino, who helped in transforming the Londoner into a European giant. The club seemingly went backwards under Mourinho, barely managing to finish in the seventh spot in the English Premier League this season.
On the same note, Spurs is looking to offer the Argentine a long-term contract with stability. Therefore, Pochettino could be thinking of another great stint at London and helping the club to become an English and European force, with better results this time.
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