Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino threw shade at Paris Saint-Germain’s recruitment tactics. However, the Argentine wasn’t done being critical of the club he once played for and coached for 18 months.
While the 51-year-old wasn’t a fan of PSG’s transfer strategy, he wasn’t a fan of how quickly the French giants can dump a manager. Pochettino cited Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola and the patience their respective clubs had with them.
“City or Liverpool, they lose the semi-finals or the finals, they keep going giving the coaching staff the possibility to work for the pre-season,” Pochettino told Football.London. “It is true it was the adaptation. It was many things that you need to understand was impossible.
“We took very positive things from this experience, knowing that when you arrive at a club like Paris Saint Germain, it’s about winning the Champions League. If you don’t win the Champions League like the coaching staff last season, you need to move on and next one.”
Mauricio Pochettino hopes there are changes at PSG
Furthermore, Pochettino hopes that this mentality changes at PSG. The French giants appointed Luis Enrique this summer, and the Ligue 1 giants appear to be building a project for the Spanish manager. Nonetheless, the real test will come if the squad hits a speed bump and they don’t resort to wanting to change the manager.
“I hope that changes because I think Paris deserves to be more consistent and time to build something,” Pochettino continued. “You can’t win if you don’t build anything but bring names and players. Most important is all of the clubs that win, maybe some exceptions, in general, Liverpool won after very good years working hard and being consistent, City the same after seven years with Pep and Madrid also.
“That is important to understand that maybe sometimes you can win because it’s an exception, but in general, who is going to win is the club that is more consistent working, making a plan to try to win.”
Klopp and Guardiola have failed in the UEFA Champions League. However, Liverpool FC and Manchester City stuck by them. The patience eventually paid off, with them lifting the Champions League trophy.