Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the departure of manager Thomas Tuchel, who received his marching orders after a poor run of results at the Parc des Princes.
Reports emerged last week that PSG manager Leonardo had already informed Tuchel he was sacked, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is expected to succeed the German.
His wheels are finally on the move now that PSG have taken to their official website to confirm that Tuchel has been relieved of his duties after “a thorough analysis” of the squad’s recent form.
“I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for everything they have brought to the Club,” said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. “Thomas has put a lot of energy and passion into his work, and of course we will remember the good times we shared together. I wish him the best for his future. ”
Defending Ligue 1 champions PSG currently sit third in the table, one point behind the Lyon leader, and have found themselves on a two-game winning streak in their last four matches – including one loss to Lyon and one draw against Lille, second.
Tuchel had cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines in the weeks leading up to his departure, and he was forced to defend himself as he was tired of a lack of credit for PSG’s success during his time at the club.
The German’s eyes are now believed to be on a potential move to England, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal previously named as possible landing points for Tuchel.
For PSG, all signs point to Pochettino. Fabrizio Romano revealed on Sunday that the former Spurs boss had already written down on a Paris takeover deal, so an impending announcement seems likely.
Pochettino has already been tipped to press for former mainstays Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen during the January transfer window to ensure that PSG’s reign of national domination in France does not end.
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