Heading into the 2020-21 Paris Saint-Germain season, there was speculation that it would be manager Thomas Tuchel’s last with the capital club as his contract expired in June.
With Les Parisiens getting off to a sluggish start in Ligue 1, Tuchel’s seat started to get hot. In the UEFA Champions League competition, the German tactician helped PSG steer from the reality of being relegated to the UEFA Europa League.
Nonetheless, qualifying for the Round of 16 wasn’t enough for Tucehl to remain at the helm heading into the second half of the season. However, the German manager’s firing comes as a surprise due to the financial ramifications of a dismissal.
A few days ago, L’Equipe (via Canal Supporters) reported how much PSG would owe the German manager if they decided to fire him before his contract expired, which is between €5-million and €7-million because both parties didn’t agree to a dismissal.
It seems now an exact number of how much the capital club will owe Tuchel courtesy of Sky Sport journalist Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted out that the dismissal will cost PSG €6-million.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic affecting clubs financially and Ligue 1’s television rights deal going up in flames, PSG decided that removing Tuchel was worth biting the financial bullet.
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