According to French and German media reports on Thursday, Thomas Tuchel was fired by Paris Saint-Germain.

After a lackluster start to the domestic campaign, where they have already lost four matches in Ligue 1, more than all of last season, the French champions relieved the German coach of his duties.

In the immediate aftermath of a 4-0 victory against Strasbourg, Germany’s Bild newspaper and French sports daily L’Equipe said that club bosses told Tuchel of their decision late Wednesday. On his three-year deal, he only had six months left.

PSG have qualified for the Champions League’s last-16, but it is their domestic form that eventually cost Tuchel his work.

A point behind Lyon and Lille, the French club joins the winter break in third place in the league. Before a goalless draw at Lille on Sunday, PSG suffered a 1-0 home loss at the hands of table-topping Lyon on December 13.

Having previously coached Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel arrived in the French capital in 2018.

With PSG, he won multiple domestic titles, including two consecutive titles in the cup. For the first time in the history of the club, in the summer of 2019, Tuchel led the French outfit to the Champions League final, only to come up short against Bayern Munich.


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