Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked, and Christophe Galtier is expected to be appointed as the new coach on Tuesday.
Pochettino has one year left on his contract and is the fourth coach in a row to have been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain.
“Paris Saint-Germain confirms it has ended its cooperation with Mauricio Pochettino,” The Club He said in a statement. “The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them well for the future.”
Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, Unai Emery and Laurent Blanc have all been fired since 2016.
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Pochettino won the Ligue 1 but eventually paid the price for the club’s humiliating exit from the Champions League to Real Madrid in the round of 16. Paris Saint-Germain led 2-0 on aggregate and conceded three goals within 20 minutes.
Galtier led Lille to win the French title in 2021 and joined Nice last season, and finished fifth but knocked out Paris Saint-Germain from the French Cup.
Since cash-rich Qatari investors QSI took over in June 2011, Carlo Ancelotti has been the only coach not to be fired, leaving for Real Madrid in 2013. But Ancelotti was appointed only after Antoine Compoire’s stunning ouster in December 2011, although Paris Saint-Germain was three years old. Clear points at the top.
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