PSG to stick with Pochettino for one more year as they plot Guardiola move

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Written by Martin Graham | 25 May 2022

Paris Saint-Germain will remain with Mauricio Pochettino next season despite previous reports of his impending dismissal, according to Agence France-Presse. to liberate.

Ligue 1 champions PSG 2021/22 are reported to be eyeing Pep Guardiola’s move ahead of the 2023/24 season. The Spanish player is subject to a contract with Manchester City until the end of next season, after he refused a renewal offer a few weeks before winning the English Premier League title for the fourth time.

PSG are reported to be closely monitoring the situation and as such, are willing to keep Pochettino at the helm of affairs until they can move to Guardiola in the summer of 2023.

The Paris club was said to be interested in former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. But contrary to previous reports of his interest in the PSG job, it is now understood that the Frenchman is only interested in taking over the role of the French national team from Didier Deschamps, who is said to be retiring from management after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Pochettino was facing the ax after a disappointing season that ended only with winning the club’s league title. They exited the UEFA Champions League in spectacular fashion against Real Madrid and lost in the last 16 of the French Cup.

Their league season has not been the best as they have been greatly helped by the inconsistency of other teams in the league. Fans lost faith in Pochettino and club chiefs reportedly made the decision to send Pochettino and his crew into the back room of the bunker, with a takedown package prepared.

With Zidane hard to come by and no elite coaches in the market, the French giants chose to keep him for another season.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi spoke about the transfer story that surrounded Kylian Mbappe, indicating that he had nothing to do with Madrid president Florentino Perez.

He spoke to TNT Sports Brazil and talked about his feelings for Madrid in general in the midst of the saga that has just ended.

“The truth is that I respect everyone, but I do not have a good relationship with Florentino … especially after the Premier League,” Al-Khelaifi said. “I respect Real Madrid, a great club. They respect us and we respect them.

“It is very important that we have mutual respect, but I never spoke to Florentino, because Kylian (Mbappe) is our player and I don’t need to talk to anyone,” he added.

Martin Graham is a sports writer for the MFF Forum

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