November 27, 2021

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Paris Saint-Germain announce Mauricio Pochettino as new manager

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Paris St Germain have announced the appointment of former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

The Argentinian succeeds Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked by the Ligue 1 club on Christmas Eve.

Pochettino had been out of the game since being dismissed by Spurs in November 2019.

Pochettino, 48, who made 95 appearances for PSG as a player between 2001 and 2003, has signed a contract until the summer of 2022.

Pochettino told the club’s official website: “I am really happy and honoured to become the new coach of Paris St Germain.

“As you know, this club has always held a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories, especially of the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.

“I return to the club today with a lot of ambition and humility, and am eager to work with some of the world’s most talented players.”

Tuchel guided PSG to the Champions League final for the first time last season but paid the price for a relatively modest start to the current campaign.

After winning seven of the last eight Ligue 1 titles, PSG are presently third in the table, a point behind leaders Lyon and Lille.

PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on the club’s website, www.psg.fr: “The return of Mauricio fits perfectly with our ambitions and it will be another exciting chapter for the club and one I am positive the fans will enjoy.”

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