Report: PSG Are Big Fans of Atletico Madrid, Liverpool Execs to Fill Leonardo’s Role

When Paris Saint-Germain crashed out in the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League, changes needed to occur, not only from a managerial and squad-level but also from an executive. 

Leonardo has earned plenty of criticism in his second stint as sporting director. Whether it’s his ability to sure up weaknesses in the midfield to his inability to offload players, many are calling for change at that position. 

ESPN reports that should PSG decide to move on from their club chief, the two likely candidates to fill the role would be Andrea Berta, the Atletico Madrid sporting director, and Michael Edwards, formerly at Liverpool. 

The report states that the French giants are massive fans of these two executives, and they would bring a different way of constructing a squad. 

Nonetheless, Leonardo remains lobbying to keep his job, and a decision as to whether he stays or not should come this month with the summer transfer window opening next month. 

However, the Brazilian’s biggest problem is that current manager Mauricio Pochettino is not keen to keep working with him, and reportedly, neither is Zinedine Zidane, so perhaps PSG could be deciding to start fresh with someone else.

Tags Andrea Berta Atlético Madrid Leonardo Liverpool Michael Edwards