Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly agreed to go their separate ways this summer.
Pochettino took the reins in Paris in January last year and guided the club he once played for to a joint-record 10th French title in 2021-22.
But that doesn’t appear to have been enough for him to keep his job with the Ligue 1 giants, who again fell short in the Champions League – well short, in fact, losing to eventual winners Real Madrid in the last 16.
According to The Athletic, the 50-year-old former Tottenham boss will depart the Parc des Princes ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.
Where he might end up next is anyone’s guess; he had been the favourite to become Manchester United’s new manager – but Erik ten Hag ultimately got the nod – while Real Madrid were interested in making him Zinedine Zidane’s successor before appointing Carlo Ancelotti.
And with Spurs really clicking under Antonio Conte, a return to north London is off the table for the time being – although Pochettino was pictured in a Spurs T-shirt on holiday earlier this week, rather proving just how close to his heart the team he managed for five-and-a-half years still is.
As for who PSG might be lining up as Pochettino’s successor, Nice head coach Christopher Galtier is currently the bookies’ favourite, ahead of Zidane …
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