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PSG release Pochettino, open door for Galtier

PSG release Pochettino, open door for Galtier

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Publish on 07/01 at 10:30

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Paris Saint-Germain are a step closer to having a new coach following an agreement for the termination of Mauricio Pochettino's contract, which paves the way for outgoing Nice coach Christophe Galtier to take the reins at the capital club.

Although negotiations stretched on for some time, Mauricio Pochettino and his team have agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain to end his contract as head coach, according to French sports daily L'Equipe.

Pochettino and his team, who reclaimed the Ligue 1 Uber Eats title in 2021-22 after his first half-season in charge saw him just fail to prevent LOSC from taking it, are widely believed to be paying the price for their Champions League elimination by Real Madrid in the round of 16.

Galtier in the wings

Now that the Argentine has agreed terms for a departure - reportedly a €10m payout - the door is open for Christophe Galtier, whose LOSC side were the ones to interrupt Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 Uber Eats dominance.

The former Saint-Etienne boss has left his position at OGC Nice - replaced by returning coach Lucien Favre - and was seen at Paris Saint-Germain's training centre on Thursday, making it all but a foregone conclusion that the capital club will secure his arrival in time for the beginning of pre-season preparations on Monday, 4 July.

Deadline

Whoever the new PSG boss turns out to be, their first competitive match - after a friendly tournament in Japan - will be the Trophée des Champions against Coupe de France winners Nantes in Tel Aviv, Israel on 31 July.

 

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