PSG Sporting Director Confirms Tuchel Will Stay On As Manager

PSG Sporting Director Confirms Tuchel Will Stay On As Manager

Thomas Tuchel will stay on as Paris Saint-Germain for next season, says sporting director Leonardo.

After guiding PSG to the Ligue 1 title in his first season in charge, the German signed a one-year extension through to the summer of 2021.

The club were 12 points clear at the top of the table when the current Ligue 1 campaign was halted because of coronavirus in March, with the authorities later opting to curtail the season and crown PSG champions once more.

Despite that domestic success, there had been rumours PSG were on the lookout for possible replacements, with former AC Milan and Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri reportedly under consideration.

Such speculation has seemingly been put to bed by Leonardo, who also has not ruled out the possibility of the former Borussia Dortmund boss signing a new deal to further extend his stay at Parc Des Princes.

“He has one year left on his contract and he will be on the bench next season,” Leonardo told JDD. “He has done well, the results are good. An extension? We have time to think about it.”

When asked about reports of the club scouring the market for potential replacements, Leonardo was emphatic in his response.

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“I surveyed no coach. Never,” he said. It's important to say it.

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