3 coaches identified to replace Mauricio Pochettino at PSG
PSG has parted ways with club manager, Mauricio Pochettino after the Argentine spent two years at the club.
The French giant are currently in search for a replacement the tactician and they have 3 managers on their radar.
1. Zinedine Zidane
According to several reports, PSG have identified Zidane as their top target to be the next man in the dugout. Zidane has been out of work since ending his second spell at Madrid a year ago, having endured a trophyless season at the Santiago Bernabeu, so he is available right now. Some outlets have even claimed Zidane has already agreed to take over at PSG, even though it has long been rumoured that the 49-year-old has an eye on the France job instead.
Didier Deschamps remains in post as Les Bleus head coach but he could move on after the World Cup later in the year, with Zidane naturally touted as an obvious successor to take over.
2. Jose Mourinho
Another manager with experience of winning the Champions League is Mourinho, with his stock high once more having led Roma to the Europa Conference League crown a few weeks ago. Returning to Italy has proven a smart move for Mourinho, who is loved by Roma fans and is enjoying the adoration of the Giallorossi after a rather testing spell in charge of Tottenham.
While Mourinho’s critics may point that many of his top career successes are now a rather long time ago, few can match his record of eight league titles and two Champions League crowns. Mourinho has worked before with Luis Campos, who has replaced Leonardo in a key behind the scenes role at PSG, so this is something else that could count in the Portuguese’s favour.
3. Christophe Galtier
PSG may find an obvious contender under their noses in the form of the Nice boss Galtier. After all, it was Galtier who was at the helm when Lille surprised French football and upset the odds to claim the Ligue 1 title over PSG two seasons ago, beating Pochettino’s side to top spot.
A switch to Nice has been far from an unparalleled success for Galtier, who missed out on a place in the top four, and reports suggest he is already looking to move on to a new club.
The 55-year-old has spent almost his entire career in France, so he knows Ligue 1 better than anyone. However, Galtier lacks experience of managing in the Champions League.