Christmas came a day early for Paris Saint-Germain supporters who were calling for the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.
On Thursday morning, news broke that Tuchel would no longer be the manager of PSG and that Mauricio Pochettino would be stepping in to replace him.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) December 24, 2020
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) December 24, 2020
Several PSG Talk contributors, including myself, have been calling on the club to make a change as it became clearer with every match that the players weren’t responding to whatever Tuchel was trying to accomplish.
With four losses already, PSG sits in third place in Ligue 1 and if not for a complete bottle job from Manchester United, they could have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the group stage.
If you put the results aside, the play on the pitch has been extremely poor, especially offensively. There’s been no cohesive attacking philosophy and Tuchel became too reliant on Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. to rescue games late on. Pochettino, known for his attack-minded football, will certainly address this issue once the ink is dry on his new contract.
Off the pitch, Tuchel was rigid and a poor communicator. He often clashed with reporters and even the club’s sporting director, Leonardo, who didn’t hire him and was likely always looking for a reason to sack the German.
There are so many angles to this story, so, Marc Damon and I hopped on a live stream to discuss the breaking news and what it means next for PSG. If your comment didn’t make the show, leave your thoughts in the comment section below or reach out on Twitter @PSGTalk.
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