Pochettino officially back to lead his former club!

Pochettino officially back to lead his former club!

As it was expected when Paris Saint-Germain fired Thomas Tuchel late December, Mauricio Pochettino has stepped up and will lead the French side.

Pochettino will be familiar with the place but not the infrastructure as he was a player and captain for PSG between 2001 and 2003, playing with Ronaldinho amongst others. With the new investment in the club it's surely a different place but the emotions are the same.

In his playing days, Pochettino stayed in Paris for 30 months and now he has signed a contract until June of 2022 with an option for the club to extend for another year.

"I am really happy and honoured to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain. I would like to thank the club's management for the trust they have placed in me. As you know, this club has always held a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories, especially of the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes," said the Argentinian.

Pochettino arrives at a time when Kylian Mbappe is expected to leave and possibly even Neymar.

"I return to the club today with a lot of ambition and humility and am eager to work with some of the world’s most talented players. This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything we can to get the best for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions. We will also do our utmost to give our team the combative and attacking playing identity that Parisian fans have always loved."

But there is room for growth and an Argentinian at the helm could sway Leo Messi to join PSG in the summer. The Argentinian has been without a job since he was sacked at Tottenham in November of 2019 after five and a half years at the club. At Espanyol, his first post, he had a win ratio of 32.9% in 161 games, in 101 games fewer at Southampton his win ratio was 38.3%. At Spurts, in 293 matches the win ratio was 54.3%.

Pochettino has been the hottest commodity among managers without jobs for a while. His hire leaves that title to Massimiliano Allegri probably. See all the notable managers without jobs in 2021 in our ultimate guide.


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    infoscout_fman 5.1.2021. 9:46:12
    This means PSG will be stronger IMO, no doubt about it