Paris Saint-Germain has sacked Thomas Tuchel and is set to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports in Germany.
According to Sky Germany, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo sacked the 47-year-old after the emphatic win at the Parc des Princes, which came four months after Tuchel led the Parisian outfit to the Champions League final.
Wednesday night’s game at the Parc des Princes proved to be Tuchel’s last after he was told his services were no longer needed.
It was also PSG’s last game before the league’s three-week winter break, which will see them return on January 6 to face St Etienne.
Tuchel criticised his position as PSG boss on Wednesday, where he claimed he felt like a ‘politician’ at the club.
Tuchel told Sport 1: ‘To be completely honest, during the first six months, I said to myself: “Am I still a manager or am I a politician in sport, a Minister for Sports?” In a club like this, it is not always just about football.’
Massimiliano Allegri, who has been out of work since leaving Juventus last year, is also one of the bookies’ frontrunners for the job.
According to RMC Sport, PSG are currently in negotiations with Pochettino, who has always wanted to manage the club.
The report goes on to claim that Les Parisiens opened negotiations with Tuchel’s lawyers to find a settlement, with the German still having six months left on his current deal as manager.
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