Why Mauricio Pochettino Believes PSG Star Didn’t Have Hand in Sacking

It’s been a few weeks since former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, leading to the hiring of Christophe Galtier. Now, the Argentine tactician is discussing his time in the French capital. 

Pochettino spoke in a lengthy interview with Infobae (via Stadium Astro), where the 50-year-old touched on the rumors of Kylian Mbappé possibly playing a role in his firing, considering the capital club was doing everything to retain him with his contract expiring. 

Nonetheless, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss does not think the French forward pushed for him to be sacked.

“What I think is that PSG have done everything possible to retain Kylian, and I also agree with that,” Pochettino said. “He is one of the best players in world football today, and I think that PSG, having all the resources to do it, have convinced him to stay.”

“But I don’t think Kylian is the one who designed the new project either. Those who rule, in this case, the president [Nasser Al-Khelaifi], are those who would have thought that the most convenient thing was a new project in the club.”

The Argentine boss wasn’t alone in exiting the capital club this summer as sporting director Leonardo was also axed from his position. PSG would hire Luis Campos to come in and be their sporting advisor Luis Campos. 

Galtier picked up his first silverware after winning the Trophée des Champions on Sunday against FC Nantes. The French tactician will hope to have a better stint than Pochettino. 

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