Under contract for another year and a half at PSG, Mauricio Pochettino is in a rather surprising situation.
The performance achieved against Real Madrid allows him to regain a big credit, even if everything will be called into question with each match with Paris SG in the Champions League. A defeat in Madrid with an elimination, or something other than a C1 final, and the Argentinian technician would see his future almost sealed. Already last summer, the situation had been somewhat surprising, with, only six months after his arrival at PSG, his name announced on the side of Real Madrid and Tottenham. The former Parisian player had not flinched, visibly maintaining these possibilities before seeing the capital club extend his contract.
Pochettino out regardless of the end of the season?
This contract extension, everyone knows at Paris SG that this does not guarantee a coach to go to the end of the adventure. Especially when the Emir of Qatar has been dreaming of putting Zinedine Zidane on the sidelines for three months now. As a result, Mauricio Pochettino’s departure next summer is highly possible, unless he manages to win the C1. And even…
🔴 Real Madrid really appreciates Mauricio Pochettino 🇦🇷 and could very soon come and compete with Manchester United to welcome him.
The feeling is that the Argentinian has more and more chances to leave PSG at the end of the season.
— Hadrian Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) February 21, 2022
And to bring him in, a little war is brewing between two well-known clubs. The Daily Mail claim that both Manchester United and Real Madrid are considering Pochettino for next season. At the Red Devils, the track has long been known to take over from Ralf Rangnick, and the profile of the man who led Tottenham to the Champions League final is very popular.
Carlo Ancelotti in danger at Real
But above all, it is now Real Madrid’s desire to afford the current PSG coach which is skyrocketing. Florentino Pérez did not like the performance of his players at all in Paris last week, and if the qualification is still playable, the image shown and the fact that the stars are still on the bench, like Hazard or Bale, the deeply annoys. A departure of Carlo Ancelotti is now possible at the end of the season, even if the La Liga title seems promised to Madrid. At the start of last weekend’s match against Alavès, the players and the coach were booed by the crowd, although they are well ahead of the championship.
This suggests a good game of lying poker, because PSG could recover a good sum by transferring Mauricio Pochettino, a rather unexpected benefit but which in any case puts Nasser Al-Khelaïfi in a position of strength. But Zinedine Zidane should therefore agree to join Paris, which is far from being done. In any case, two clubs dream of the Argentinian, especially if he is free. And the trainer market is often the first to move in Europe. As a result, the start of summer could well be hot at this level.