Despite only having been appointed at PSG in January following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel last Christmas, Mauricio Pochettino’s reign in Paris seemed to be in some doubt this summer.
At the start of June, Libération reported that Pochettino had informed PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Sporting Director Leonardo that he wanted to quit. Although PSG later denied this, reports of a return to Tottenham and links with the then vacant Real Madrid managerial position continued to surface. The Athletic reported that Tottenham even opened talks to re-hire Pochettino.
Neither move came to pass, however, and now Pochettino and his staff have finally debunked any further suggestion of an exit, for now at least, after an extension was triggered in the Argentine coach and his staff’s contracts, extending their stay in Paris to 2023. RMC, who broke the story, report that Pochettino wishes to stay at PSG in the long term.
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