Paris St-Germain: Mauricio Pochettino main contender to replace Thomas Tuchel

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Thomas Tuchel took training earlier this week before leading PSG to a 4-0 win on Wednesday

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the main contender to take over at Paris St-Germain after Thomas Tuchel was sacked. On Tuesday, PSG announced Tuchel’s contract had been “terminated” and it is understood the club’s players are aware Pochettino will replace him.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi thanked Tuchel and said the club “will remember the good times we shared”. Talks between PSG and Pochettino started at least two weeks ago. Tuchel, 47, became the Ligue 1 side’s boss in June 2018, winning two league titles, the French Cup and French League Cup. They also reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Tuchel’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season. PSG are currently third in Ligue 1, a point behind leaders Lyon, while they are also through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Barcelona.

Pochettino, 48, led Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019 where they lost to Liverpool and he has been linked regularly with the PSG job in recent months.

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