Mauricio Pochettino could replace sacked Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint Germain

Mauricio Pochettino could replace sacked Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint Germain

- Mauricio Pochettino tipped to become next PSG boss

- The Argentine manager has been out of a job since November 2019

- Thomas Tuchel was sacked by the French club despite beating Strasbourg 4-0 in his last game

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Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham Hotspur manager, could become the new Paris Saint Germain boss after the sack of former handler, Thomas Tuchel.

Italian football journalist, Fabrizio Romano, who has called several other transfers shared the information on his official Twitter page on Thursday, December 24.

He added that the representatives of the two parties have reached an advanced stage of negotiations and an announcement could be done before the end of the day.

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The Argentine football manager has been out of a job for over a year after losing his Spurs head coach role to Jose Mourinho - about six months after leading them to their first Champions League final.

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Mauricio Pochettino could replace sacked Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint Germain
Mauricio Pochettino tipped to replace Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint Germain. Photo by Denis Doyle
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According to SunSport, the 48-year-old will be announced once the details of his deal along with his backroom staff have been sorted.

Tuchel was fired by the French champions despite qualifying them for the Champions League knockout phase. He spent two and a half years in charge of the Parc Des Princes.

The 47-year-old's last game as the coach of the club ended in a 4-0 win over Strasbourg as they move one point behind Ligue 1 log leaders, Lyon and Lille. And that was however not enough to save the German manager.

PSG finished atop of their Champions League group and will face Barcelona in their knockout stage when the knockout stages kick off in February.

Tuchel was sacked after making a joke granting an interview that his works are undervalued at the club. Speaking to Canal +, Tuchel said:

"I didn't say it's more about politics than sport, nor that I lost the fun of training. This is not true. It is possible they translated incorrectly.

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"Watch the video interview. I just said that PSG are unique and that it's a big challenge for me. It's always been like that. I like this challenge and nothing has changed."

Legit.ng earlier reported that PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has been shown the exit door at the French club on Christmas Eve hours after guiding the Parisians to a 4-0 rout over Racing Strasbourg.

Latest reports from Germany have it that the 47-year-old is set to be replaced by former Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino.

The decision to part ways with the German manager came hours after the French champions smashed four goals past Racing Strasbourg, which saw them close the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Lyon.

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