Pochettino He has to try to turn the page after what happened at the Santiago Bernabéu, but it will be difficult for him. The press conference prior to PSG’s match against Girondins still revolved around elimination from the Champions League. “How do I feel? Very fucked up. Annoyed and having trouble sleeping. Although that doesn’t mean I’m not strong because I want to fight in the face of adversity,” he said in his first response.
Asked about the analysis that he had already been able to do in depth, the Argentine, far from talking about his approach or that of Ancelotti, about the performance of the footballers, focused his argument on the foul, in his opinion, from Benzema to Donnaruma . “Both in Paris and for an hour in Madrid we were superior. I don’t want to use it as an excuse, but I still don’t understand why the VAR did not enter in the lack of Benzema to Donnarumma. It was a psychological trigger for us and also for Real. Then we did not know how to manage that bad moment. You have to react differently in the Champions League.”
As for the atmosphere in the PSG dressing room, Pochettino explained that “the players are in bad shape, very disappointed. Europe was a dream for everyone. It was a tough blow. I understand the fans’ frustration and they have the right to express their feelings”.
Looking for a replacement for Pochettino… and Leonardo!
There will be news in the sports management next season at PSG. Qatar wants a change of direction and is looking for a new coach, something that is not new at the club since they have not been patient with any of them, and here is the big news, they are also looking for a new sports director. Pochettino and Leonardo are sentenced. The Argentine coach, loved by the Manchester Unitedd, has not been able to achieve the desired level of play and results and will leave Paris by not renewing a contract that ends in June 2022.
According to L´Equipe the number one candidate for the bench is Zidane who is still unemployed after his last stage at Real Madrid. As we anticipated in Libertad Digital, the intention of the French coach is to wait for the French team. He is waiting to see what happens with Didier Deschamps and the intentions of the Federation and the current coach. If Zidane understands that he will not be able to manage his country in a short period of time, then he will consider managing PSG. After Zidane, they would also be on that PSG list for the bench Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Thiago Motta. According to this information, in a second step would be coaches like Erik ten Hag, Simone Inzaghi, Cholo Simeone, Lucien Favre and Mikel Arteta.
Leonardo will not continue next season either after a new bump in the Champions League, a competition that they have not yet won despite being the club that has invested the most. The priority of the owners is the renewal of Mbappé and precisely the more than possible exit of him, to Real Madrid, is another reason for the dismissal of Leonardo, unable to have managed to renew him. The emir of Qatar, according to the newspaper AS, has in mind to hire Fabio Paratici. The Italian, ex Juventus, he has just started a stage at Tottenham with Antonio Conte and therefore it would not be, a priori, easy to convince him.