PSG Officially Confirm Mauricio Pochettino As New Manager

Mauricio Pochettino has been officially confirmed as Paris Saint-Germain new manager.

The appointment marks the Argentine’s first job since being sacked by Tottenham in November 2019. He replaces Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked last month.

Pochettino returns to the Parc des Princes almost 18 years after departing as a player.

The new manager will have little time to get his feet under the table with Ligue 1 returning on January 6, with PSG at Saint-Etienne.

Pochettino will take training on Sunday when the players return from their winter break and is looking forward to the challenge.

“I am really happy and honoured to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain,” Pochettino told the club's official website.

“I would like to thank the club's management for the trust they have placed in me. As you know, this club has always held a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories, especially of the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.

“I return to the club today with a lot of ambition and humility, and am eager to work with some of the world’s most talented players. This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything we can to get the best for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions.

“We will also do our utmost to give our team the combative and attacking playing identity that Parisian fans have always loved.”

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He will also not have to wait long for his first chance to lift silverware as a manager as PSG face rivals Marseille in the French Super Cup on January 13.

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