Paris Saint-Germain crashed out in the Coupe de France following their penalty kick shootout loss to OGC Nice.
After the defeat, the media threw plenty of criticism at manager Mauricio Pochettino. During a segment on RMC Sport’s “Super Moscato Show,” Eric Di Meco called for the firing of the Argentine tactician.
Furthermore, the French football pundit calls for former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to take over ahead of the capital club’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matchup.
“After what happened, I think they are thinking about it. The Champions League is coming fast, and there are a lot of people in the market. I wouldn’t understand if they didn’t give Zidane a shot,” Di Meco said.
“Real are coming in 15 days, and you see matches like last night where they there is no collective game… Individually we do not see any progress. That the players and the leaders are put in front of their responsibilities is one thing, but since Pochettino arrived, there is no progress. I even wonder if he don’t do it on purpose.”
Zidane taking over midseason doesn’t seem like a reality. There have been reports that the French tactician will take over in June, but it looks as though both PSG and Pochettino will finish the season together. Then the two parties will part ways in the summer.
Nonetheless, the more that loss against Nice festers, the more the Ligue 1 side could be doing to convince Zidane to come onboard midseason. Regardless, the French giants need to push hard for the 49-year-old for this or next season.