Even as Mauricio Pochettino’s future at Paris Saint-Germain has been much in question as of late, former French goalkeeper Mickael Landreau aspires to see the Argentine manager stay put at the club for next season.
In speaking to Canal+ Sport‘s Late Football Club program, Landreau made his case on just why the Argentine should not leave the club after the season.
“I’m going to take things the wrong way,” Landreau said. “It’s never too late to be self-critical. I would like Pochettino to stay in Paris and even extend his contract and decide with whom and how. I think that today there is no coach who has the power in Paris. And I would like us to listen to him and say ‘Okay, I want to play like that, I need players like that, and leave me two years. I’ll win all the competitions for you.’ Do you want him to go back to another club and be European champion with another team? It is Tuchel, Emery and Ancelotti. By the way, all three are in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
“It is never too late to give weight to the locker room, to give weight to a coach. … The players will listen to the coach from the moment he has the keys and decides which players he will recruit.”
As it stands, Pochettino has one more season remaining on his current contract deal.
The Argentine’s future at PSG is not expected to be decided over the ongoing international break, so he is slated to manage the side for its Ligue 1 home fixture against Lorient on April 3.
Pochettino is currently on track to win the first league title of his managerial career, as PSG sits at the top of the Ligue 1 table through 29 matches played in the campaign.