River Plate Manager Mentioned as Possible Tuchel Replacement at PSG

Barring an unforeseen incident, Thomas Tuchel will remain the Paris Saint-Germain manager for the 2020-21 season.

However, it doesn’t mean that he won’t be looking over his shoulder considering that club sporting director, Leonardo didn’t hire him.

If the Brazilian feels the German manager isn’t doing a good job, he won’t hesitate to replace him especially considering how talented the team is. A few days ago, former Juventus FC manager Massimiliano Allegri went on to say that PSG is his favorite project abroad.

Now, another high profile manager could be suggested as a possible replacement if Leonardo decides to move on from Tuchel, Club Atlético River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo.

PSG scout and analyst Luis Ferrer spoke with Argentina media outlet Infobae (via Culture PSG) over the possibility of seeing Gallardo in Paris one day.

“Gallardo is a name that will surely be on the list, compared to what he did here and during the final (of Copa Libertadores) in Madrid. He deserves it,” Ferrer said. “Coaching careers are a matter of opportunity. When a club changes its coach, it starts looking for another, and for the moment, this coach is in place. If the two sides break free in the future, this will become possible. And I will be the first to pay attention. But I don’t have a crystal ball to guess the future.”

The current River Plate manager has some history in France as he played with AS Monaco from 1999-2003 and Les Parisiens during the 2007-08 season.

For the moment, Leonardo seems content with Tuchel, but he won’t have a shortage of candidates eager to jump at the opportunity to coach PSG.

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