PSG FINALLY announces that Thomas Tuchel has been sacked SIX DAYS after he told boss to pack his bags and after an in-depth analysis of the club … with Mauricio Pochettino waiting to take over
- Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain last Wednesday
- The reigning French champion is third after a mixed start to the campaign
- Tuchel also led PSG to the Champions League final just four months ago
- His dismissal was finally confirmed in a statement released by the club on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain finally confirmed the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel almost a week after he brought the ax to their former coach.
Tuchel was removed from his role just four months after leading the Ligue 1 giants to the Champions League final and is expected to be replaced immediately by Mauricio Pochettino.
The 47-year-old left a few hours after Wednesday’s heavy victory over Strasbourg and won the league titles, as well as the trophies Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue.
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal almost a week after being sacked
Mauricio Pochettino will soon replace Tuchel after talks with the club last week
The club announced in a brief statement on Tuesday that Tuchel had been fired after an ‘in-depth analysis’ of their current condition.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: ‘I want to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for everything they have brought to the club.
‘Thomas 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 all the best for his future. ‘
Tuchel was sacked just four months after leading PSG to the Champions League final last season
A statement from PSG on Tuesday said Tuchel had been removed after an in-depth analysis.
The process to secure Tuchel’s successor apparently took only a few days with former Tottenham boss Pochettino, who is widely known to have already signed his contract at the club.
Sportpos reported shortly after Tuchel’s departure that talks had taken place between Pochettino and PSG.
The role would be his first since leaving North London, despite being linked with the hot seat at Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United for the past few months.
Pochettino (48) will take over at the club where he once made 95 appearances over the course of two memorable seasons.
Pochettino is expected to be confirmed immediately as Tuchel’s successor in the French capital
Tuchel had a mixed start to the season, his third at the helm at the Parc des Princes, with PSG having lost four of their 17 league games so far.
The reigning French champions are one point from first place, with both Lyon and Lille, who have both suffered defeat only once this year, currently on the crest.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Tuchel has played a total of 127 games for PSG, winning 95 of them. Its profit margin stands at an impressive 74 percent.
PSG were first in their Champions League group ahead of RB Leipzig and Manchester United – and will face Barcelona next in the last 16.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (left) praised Tuchel’s ‘energy and passion’ in the statement
Tuchel reached an agreement with the club to leave immediately. The move allegedly cost £ 5.4 million.
Sky Germany claims that sports director Leonardo made the decision hours after watching PSG’s demolition of Strasbourg.
Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was reportedly the first choice to take over – Le Parisiens, however, claims that PSG are unable to meet his salary requirements.