Goal Takes Stock on the Future of Mauricio Pochettino at PSG

The future of Mauricio Pochettino seems to be further and further away from Paris Saint-Germain. Over the past few months, the Argentine tactician has been linked to the Manchester United job, and those rumors aren’t going away. 

With Pochettino pondering his future, reports are surfacing over his unhappiness with the ongoing situation in the French capital. According to Goal, Pochettino does not rule out leaving PSG at the end of the season. 

However, his departure largely hinges on the Ligue 1 side’s ability to find a replacement. Last December, the capital club contacted Zinédine Zidane, but the former Real Madrid manager turned the offer to jump on board during the season. 

Furthermore, Manchester United will reportedly hand Pochettino the director-manager role, which he doesn’t have with PSG. Last summer, Pochettino requested sporting director Leonardo to decrease the squad and bring in players in critical positions. 

The signings of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, and Gianluigi Donnarumma were club management choices and not of Pochettino, who started the 2021-2022 season with almost 30 players in the first team.

The last dispute between Pochettino and Leonardo was a couple of weeks ago during the January transfer window. The 49-year-old was waiting for the reinforcement of Tanguy Ndombélé in midfield. 

Leonardo told him that Ndombélé would come if a PSG player left, which didn’t occur. The French international eventually joined Olympique Lyonnais. 

Nonetheless, it seems both parties could be heading towards a divorce. 

Tags Gianluigi Donnarumma Leonardo Lionel Messi Manchester United Mauricio Pochettino Sergio Ramos
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