According to various media reports on Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain fired their coach, Thomas Tuchel, with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as his replacement.
When approached by AFP to confirm the stories carried by L’Equipe newspaper and RMC and German tabloid Bild, the French champions refused to make any remarks.
On a two-year deal in 2018, the 47-year-old German arrived at the Parc des Princes and led PSG to last season’s first-ever Champions League final.
But now, if the rumors are confirmed, less than three months after the final against Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Tuchel has become the first mid-season PSG coach to leave since Carlo Ancelotti replaced Antoine Kombouare in December 2011.
After winning a tough group consisting of teams such as Manchester United and Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig last season, PSG qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.
In Ligue 1, however, the French champions are third, just one point behind Lyon and Lille.
In November 2019, six months after leading them into their first Champions League final, Pochettino left Tottenham. The Argentine elevated Spurs to a Premier League title contender from an underachieving, mid-table club.
Although he failed to win a trophy at Tottenham, both domestically and in Europe, he made them extremely successful. Youngsters such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli were also groomed into the first team at Spurs by the former Espanyol coach.
His mission will be cut off at PSG, with the club tracking down the elusive European crown.