Mauricio Pochettino set to replace Thomas Tuchel after PSG boss sacked

Mauricio Pochettino is in line to take over as Paris Saint-Germain boss after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

Pochettino has been biding his time in search of the right project since being relieved of his duties as Tottenham manager last November.

PSG have endured a mixed start to their title defence and sit third in Ligue 1 after 17 games, one point behind Lyon and Lille.

Tuchel won two league titles over his two-and-a-half-year spell in Paris and his side finished as runners-up in the Champions League last season.

But the German boss had a public falling out with PSG Sporting Director Leonardo over the club’s transfer strategy with the likes of Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani’s contracts allowed to expire at the end of June.

His contract was due to expire in the summer of 2021, but the French giants have decided to end his reign early.

According to widespread reports, Pochettino is being lined up to take over at the Parc des Princes and talks between the Argentine’s representatives and Leonardo are ongoing.

Pochettino has been repeatedly linked multiple clubs accross Europe, including Manchester United.

In a recent appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the 48-year-old insisted he is ready to return to management.

‘I am always ready to go again and be involved in the game,’ he said.

‘It’s not stress when you are working, it’s not stress going into the training round to prepare the match and to compete. 

‘I hope to go back soon so we can start again to work. I am looking forward to being back in the game. I love this game but it’s difficult. We are inside and working on doing things. That’s the reality.

‘My energy is full and I love to be involved in the game. But at the same time I need to understand that it is a good moment to wait.

‘I learned when I was really young that football will dictate your way. I am waiting to feel which is the right project to take.’

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