Paris Saint-Germain has had an abysmal performance in the UEFA Champions League group stage as the capital club has lost two of three and has put themselves in a position in which they’d likely have to win out to guarantee their spot in the knockout stages of the competition.
With manager Thomas Tuchel’s slow start and uncomfortable position Les Parisiens currently find themselves in Europe, many are calling for the firing of the German tactician. France Football’s Nabil Djellit is one of the media members calling for the reigning Ligue 1 champions to sack Tuchel, as he stated on Europe 1 (via Paris Fans).
“I think Leonardo and Tuchel are threatened but not for the same reasons. Tuchel can jump if PSG does not pass the group stage because it will be unacceptable for the Qatari shareholder,” Djellit said.
“It would be terrible in terms of image. It would be the first time that this would happen. They already have more or less his replacement. When names start to circulate, it is generally not good. Unless he reverses the trend on the ground.”
Furthermore, Djellit added that if PSG decides to move on from their German manager, the ideal choice to take over the squad is Thiago Motta, PSG’s former midfielder.
“Who? Thiago Motta, it seems consistent to me even if there are other coaches on the market. Even if PSG is forced by financial fair play, they will find a solution to find 7 to 8 million. Thiago Motta, he has real legitimacy, in my opinion,” Djellit said.
“He had agreed to join the Qatari project, he has a certain charisma, in terms of age he can get along with players, he has played with some. A man from Leonardo? It was he who had brought him to PSG in any case.”
Motta’s name is growing loud among the names that could take over if PSG sporting director Leonardo can convince Qatar Sports Investment that it’s the right choice to part ways with Tuchel.
If there will be a coaching change, it will likely happen over the international break ahead of their Champions League matchday four fixture against RB Leipzig, which is a must-win game.
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