Monday, January 18

“PSG has always had a place in my heart”

  • The Argentine coach signs with the French club until 2022 plus an optional year

  • Al Khelaifi considers him the ideal coach to fulfill his dream of winning the Champions League

  • The 48-year-old ‘Sheriff’ assures that he returns to Paris with “great ambition and humility”

The official announcement was a long time coming, but it finally happened. PSG confirmed this Saturday the hiring Mauricio Pochettino as a new coach of a club in which He already played between 2001 and 2003. Then he came to wear the bracelet captain. Now replaces Thomas tuchel to pilot an ambitious project whose main objective is to conquer the Champions, the great dream of the sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

PSG is the fourth club of the Argentine coach in his career on the benches after the Spanish (2009-12), the Southampton (2013-14) and the Tottenham (2014-19). The Champions League final lost to him Liverpool it is your best result. Months later, in November 2019, he was laid off in the spurs.

“Wonderful memories”

“I’m very happy. I thank the leaders for their trust. PSG has always had a special place in my heart. I see wonderful memories, especially the unique atmosphere of the Park of the Princes “, said this Saturday the Argentine, who signs until June 30, 2022 plus an optional year. «I return with much ambition and humility. This team has a fantastic potential. I will do my best to get the best results.

“This club has always been Pochettino’s home. I am sure it will make our fans enjoy”

Al-Khelaifi, owner of PSG

The sheriff will conduct his first training and He will make his Ligue 1 debut against Saint Etienne on Wednesday. On January 13 you will have the chance to win the first title of his career as a coach in the French Super Cup match against him Marseilles in Lens. The first serious exam will arrive on February 16 with the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against him Barça at the Camp Nou.

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Gaming identity

«We will do our best to give our team that game identity combative and offensive that Parisian fans have always loved, ”promised the coach. «Pochettino fits perfectly with our ambitions. This club has always been his House and I’m sure it will make the fans enjoy, “concluded Al-Khelaifi.

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