Report: PSG Has Sporting Boss as Its Top Candidate to Replace Mauricio Pochettino

The Paris Saint-Germain coaching search continues with manager Mauricio Pochettino likely on the way out. Reports indicate that former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is not an option due to his interest in the France national team job; as a result, other names have surfaced. 

Thiago Motta and Marcelo Gallardo have been possible candidates to take over the PSG bench for next season in recent weeks. However, there’s a new name in the mix and it appears as though he’ll be the priority candidate.

According to Le Parisien, Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim is the priority candidate to fill the role on the PSG bench for next season. Rather than going with a household name, the French giants are rolling the dice on a young manager with potential. 

In his last two seasons with Sporting, Amorim has helped the Portuguese club win the league last season and finish second in this campaign. Furthermore, he’s the manager who gave Nuno Mendes minutes, leading him to flourish last year and earn his move to PSG.

The 37-year-old manager is under contract until 2024 and has a release clause of €30-million. 

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