Tuesday, July 16

PSG sack Tuchel

French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have sacked German coach Thomas Tuchel.

PSG are widely believed to be in negotiations with Mauricio Pochettino, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss. Tuchel has paid the price for a slow start in Ligue 1. PSG have four defeats in their first 17 games and are a point behind Lyon and Lille. He departs after a 4-0 home win over Strasbourg on Wednesday.

The former Dortmund manager was appointed head coach in June 2018, replacing Unai Emery. Tuchel, 47, won two Ligue 1 titles, completing a domestic treble last season. And in August this year led PSG to their first-ever Champions League final, which they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

Also, Pochettino has reportedly reached an agreement with PSG to take over. With only a few details to be ironed out before his appointment is confirmed. The Argentinian, who has been out of football since being sacked by Tottenham in November 2019, is thought to be very keen on taking over at the Qatar-owned club.

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