Pochettino Could Win First Career Trophy as Manager in Third Game With PSG

Mauricio Pochettino is coming into the role of being Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager with high expectations. This is a PSG team that is coming off of a run to the UEFA Champions League final last season. And over this season, the side has had inconsistent results to go along with its current third place standing in Ligue 1.

But in just his third game with the team, Pochettino will have the opportunity to ease off some pressure.

PSG is slated to take on Olympique de Marseille in the Trophee des Champions final on Jan. 13. This is France’s version of the super cup final, which is relatively common across the continent. This final pits the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France winners from the previous season. But since PSG won both trophies last season, Marseille gets the spot in the final due to its second place finish in the league table last season.

There will be plenty of storylines to watch from this final, including the fact that Pochettino will have a chance to win his first trophy as a manager. The Argentine manager went trophyless during his stints with Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham. Pochettino did make two finals during his time with Tottenham, including the Champions League final, but he still was not able to claim a tournament win.

More so, this will be the first meeting between the two sides since their tense-filled fixture earlier this season. Marseille won the match to snap a lengthy winless streak against PSG, but the fixture itself is most known for Neymar alleging that Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez used racist language against him.

PSG has won seven straight Trophee des Champions finals.

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