Leonardo, the sports director of Paris Saint-Germain, has sought to downplay rumors over Mauricio Pochettino’s future. According to Goal.com the Argentine has notified PSG of his wish to quit the club, amid interest from Real Madrid and his old club Tottenham. Read more PSG News here.
Pochettino, who only took over from Thomas Tuchel in January, is not expected to leave the French city anytime soon, according to Leonardo.
Despite claims that Mauricio Pochettino wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain, sports director Leonardo claims he is “quite delighted” with the manager.
Pochettino, who took over at Parc des Princes from Thomas Tuchel in January, is said to have informed the Ligue 1 giants that he wanted to end his contract. The Argentine has been linked with a return to Tottenham Hotspur or a transfer to Real Madrid to succeed Zinedine Zidane. His contract continues through next year with a 12-month extension option.
Pochettino is said to be willing to stay at PSG for another season if necessary. He does not want to damage his connection with the club. He spent two and a half years as a player.
What Has Been Said:
When questioned about the PSG coach’s future, Leonardo told Europe 1: “Mauricio Pochettino has two years left on his contract with PSG. We are extremely satisfied.”
This shows that, despite interest from abroad, PSG is willing to battle to keep Pochettino in Paris.
Real Madrid has selected him as their top priority to succeed Zinedine Zidane. Zidane stood down for the second time as Los Blancos coach last week. Former club Tottenham is also interested in bringing Pochettino back to north London. The Premier League club willing to offer him the security of a long-term deal to successor Jose Mourinho. Mourinho took over as Spurs manager in November 2019.
Despite his wish to go, Pochettino has a unique fondness for PSG. Goal.com will accept any choice the board decides about its future.
According to Leonardo’s newest statements, the Ligue 1 club has no intention of letting its manager go. Leaving Pochettino with little alternative but to accept their decision.
As a result, the focus will go back to Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. The clubs would almost certainly have to make a very substantial offer to PSG. It is to persuade them to change their minds and allow the 49-year-old to go this summer.