The former Tottenham boss is expected to return to the board as Thomas Tuchel’s successor at the Parc des Princes
Mauricio Pochettino has the personality and expertise to make an instant change in broad fashion at Paris Saint-Germain, after former Argentina teammate Juan Pablo Sorin.
The former Tottenham boss is expected to return to the board for the first time since leaving north London as the successor to Thomas Tuchel in the Ligue 1 champion.
The French Titans have yet to officially comment on the German exit after reports that he has been sacked, but there are many rumors that Pochettino is the man to replace him.
It will mark a reunion between the coach and the team he distinguished as a player, after tasting the success of the UEFA Intertoto Cup during his two-year stay between 2001 and 2003.
PSG are third in Ligue 1 this season after losing four of 17 matches, but with a 4-0 defeat to Strasbourg on Wednesday, they are just one point behind Lyon and Lille.
Sorin, who, like Pochettino, had games with PSG, says that the head coach who is coming comes completely with the right job profile.
“Pochettino for PSG? I hope so!” the 44-year-old wrote on Twitter .
PSG beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the postponed Champions League final, which took place in August, but under Tuchel’s leadership they passed the last term to the domestic highs.
They have also reached the round of 16 of the Champions League this season and will face Barcelona to reach the quarter-finals.
That would be a big early test for Pochettino, especially considering he is a former player and coach of Barcelona’s city rival Espanyol.
He led Tottenham to the Champions League final in 2019, where north London beat Liverpool 2-0.
The Parisians have never won the Champions League and their Qatari owners want to secure a trophy that would confirm the club’s place on the European table.
Sorin, who joined PSG in 2003, just as Pochettino was leaving for Bordeaux, played with his compatriot in Argentina’s national team at the 2002 World Cup.
The obvious move of bringing in Pochettin has seen praise for the coach by former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker.
The former England striker posted on Twitter : “Mauricio Pochettino is set to play for PSG. A great coach whose only downside is the lack of winning trophies … so that will change.”