OFFICIAL: PSG fire head coach Mauricio Pochettino after 18 months in charge

Mauricio Pochettino

After 18 months in charge, Paris Saint-Germain has decided to end Mauricio Pochettino’s contract.

The Argentine reportedly met with PSG’s management early in June, and it was decided that he would step down as the head of Ligue 1 once the dismissal was officially announced in July.

Pochettino’s contract was meant to expire in 2023, but after helping the team win the Ligue 1 championship, he is now expected to quit the organization.

On Tuesday, July 5, the French team issued a statement confirming that the Argentine had left the team after spending a year and a half in charge, during which time he won two cups and the Ligue 1 championship in 2021–2022.

“Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the club,” the statement started.

“The Argentine coach and his team joined the club in January 2021. A former captain of the Rouge and Bleus, Pochettino took charge of 84 competitive games.

“Under his tenure, Paris Saint-Germain won the 2020 Trophee des Champions and the 2020/21 Coupe de France, as well as the club’s historic 10th Ligue 1 title last April.

“The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future.”

Pochettino had one year left on his contract, but won’t see it out. His sacking paves the way for former Lille and Nice boss Christophe Galtier to be announced as the new head coach.

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