Zinedine Zidane ‘is set to fly to Qatar for talks with PSG owners over replacing Mauricio Pochettino’ with the former Spurs boss ‘to be SACKED’ after just 18 months in charge as the French giants make sweeping changes after keeping Kylian Mbappe
- PSG set to sack Mauricio Pochettino as they step up plans
- Zinedine Zidane is their choice to replace him and the chiefs will send him to Qatar
- Pochettino’s future uncertain since Kylian Mbappe signed new contract
PSG are set to swing the ax at manager Mauricio Pochettino imminently, according to reports, with Zinedine Zidane flying to Qatar to meet the club’s owners to succeed him.
The French giants are making major changes at the club after linking star man Kylian Mbappe to a new deal – the French striker is said to be a new influence at the club, and Pochettino’s future has been uncertain for years weeks.
The former Totttenham boss won Ligue 1 but failed to clinch the Champions League trophy the club dreams of despite a star line-up including Neymar, Lionel Messi and Mbappe.
PSG are set to fire boss Mauricio Pochettino (L) and replace him with Zinedine Zidane (R), according to reports
Zidane reportedly flew to Qatar to meet club owners and finalize deal
And now PSG are putting the gears in place, with club chiefs deciding Pochettino will not continue in his role next season and Frenchman Zidane – a three-time Champions League winner – will be his successor, according to Sports world.
Zidane’s hiring deal has now been ‘closed’ but Zidane will meet with club directors in the Far East to finalize his contract details and discuss plans for the new season, the report says.
Zidane’s huge success in the Champions League is believed to be historically an important factor in bringing him to the Parc des Princes, with the club hoping he can replicate his triumph after three successive wins in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Pochettino is under increasing pressure after failing to win the Champions League
PSG hope Zidane’s reputation as a Champions League-winning pundit can help them secure the European grand prix
As part of Mbappe’s shock new deal, sporting director Leonardo has already left and Pochettino is believed to be the next to go. Zidane’s arrival would see him team up with fellow Frenchman Mbappe and try to fulfill his desire to win the club’s biggest trophy.
Speaking last week, Pochettino hinted at tensions with the board after his failures this season and claimed the club were “impatient”.
“PSG desperately want to win the Champions League. The goal is to win it and it’s normal for problems to arise, but we overcame them by winning the league just like City won it in England,” he said. -he declares.
“With the expectations and the dressing room that we have, this season has been a continuous learning curve,” he added.
Kylian Mbappe’s shock new deal would have given him unprecedented influence
“We were one step away from eliminating Madrid, as were Chelsea, City and Liverpool.
‘We won like [Carlo] Ancelotti, [Laurent] White… other coaches. But there is a lot of impatience in the club. I think we will find the right form of agreement so that the players, the technical staff and the management can all go in the same direction.
“I have a year left on my contract and there are a lot of rumours. Every week I am fired. PSG stir up this kind of thing. The club is trying to reinvent itself. The president will explain his new project soon, but I am calm.
“To get there (at PSG), you have to be a good coach and after a year and a half there, I feel like one of the best. Running a locker room with so many stars was a daily learning experience.