Paris Saint-Germain finally announced the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, six days after telling his coach to pack his bags and after an “ in-depth analysis ” of the club … with Mauricio Pochettino waiting to take over.
- French club Paris Saint-Germain sacked Thomas Tuchel last Wednesday
- The French defending champions finished third after a mixed start to the season
- Tochel also led Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League final just four months ago
- His dismissal was finally confirmed in a statement issued by the club on Tuesday
Paris Saint-Germain finally confirmed the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel nearly a week after his former coach was shot down with an ax.
Tochel was removed from his post just four months after the Ligue 1 giants led the Champions League final and Mauricio Pochettino is expected to replace him soon.
The 47-year-old left hours after the big win over Strasbourg on Wednesday and claimed back-to-back league titles, as well as the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue Cups.
Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel nearly a week after his sacking
Tuchel will be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino shortly after holding discussions with the club last week
The club announced in a short statement on Tuesday that after “an in-depth analysis” of his current situation, Tuchel has been fired.
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his team for everything they have provided to the club.
Thomas has put a lot of energy and passion into his work, and of course we’ll remember the good times we shared together. I wish him luck in his future.
Tuchel was sacked after just four months of leading Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League final last season
A statement from Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday said Tochel was removed after ‘in-depth analysis’
The process of securing Tuchel’s successor appears to have taken only a few days with widespread rumors that former Tottenham manager Pochettino has already drafted his contract with the club.
Sportsmail I mentioned shortly after Tuchel’s departure that discussions between Pochettino and PSG had taken place.
The role would be his first since leaving North London despite being frequently linked to the hot seat in Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United in recent months.
Pochettino, 48, will be in charge of the club, having played 95 matches over two unforgettable seasons.
Pochettino, the successor to Tuchel, is expected to be confirmed in the French capital soon
Tochel had a mixed start to the season, being his third at the helm at the Parc des Princes, where Paris Saint-Germain had lost 4 of 17 league matches so far.
The reigning champions are just one point behind the lead, with Lyon and Lille, who have been defeated only once this year, at the top.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Tuchel has coached 127 matches for Paris Saint-Germain, winning 95 of them. His winning rate is 74 percent.
Paris Saint-Germain topped their Champions League group ahead of RB Leipzig and Manchester United – and they will face Barcelona in the Round of 16.
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khulaifi (left) praised Tuchel’s “energy and passion” in the statement
Tuchel has reached an agreement with the club to leave with immediate effect. It is understood that the move cost them £ 5.4 million.
And Sky Germany claimed that sporting director Leonardo made the decision hours after watching Paris Saint-Germain destroy Strasbourg.
Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is said to have been the first choice to take charge – however, Parisians Allegedly, PSG was unable to match his salary.