Paris Saint-Germain are 48 hours removed since their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League criticism over their performance continues to roll in.
In an article published on RMC (via Le10Sport) on Wednesday, journalist Daniel Riolo didn’t mince words when he called for the immediate firing of PSG manager Thomas Tuchel.
Riolo points out the lack of mental strength at PSG under both former manager Unai Emery and now under Tuchel. As a result, Riolo suggests that the capital club look elsewhere for a manager.
“Fire Tuchel now. Attempt the heavy blow. [Massimiliano] Allegri or [Mauricio] Pochettino are available. At the point where PSG is, who knows what is the best solution? Paris is dying of its habits. Might as well try to get out of it with a crash.”
If the German hasn’t sealed his fate with PSG sporting director, Leonardo, then he at least has one foot out of the door. Riolo is right in that there are several attractive coaching options in Allegri and Pochettino who would certainly be intrigued by the PSG project and would bring experience in leading a team deep in the Champions League.
With Pochettino having played for PSG from 2001-03, it’s not crazy to think that he would want to return as the manager. Then there’s Allegri who coached in Italy with Juventus FC. His time in Turin would have been monitored by Leonardo while he was at AC Milan and we know that the Brazilian likes to bring talent from Serie A, so why not a manager as well?
Furthermore, at this point, PSG doesn’t need a manager who has won Europe’s top competition but at least have someone with a history of winning in multiple rounds. At this point, the Parisiens should be thinking about getting out of the Round of 16 before actually setting their sights on the actual trophy.
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