Announced very close to the exit, the Argentinian coach could finally stay … And thus allow the club of the capital to believe in its chances of attracting Pep Guardiola in its nets.
When he finished his last press conference of the season, after the victory against Metz (5-0), Mauricio Pochettino greeted the journalists by throwing to them: “I hope to see you again next season”. A little phrase that made some smile as the Argentinian’s love rating in Paris is at its lowest.
Besides, even after the express dismissal of Leonardo, no one saw how Pochettino was going to stay on his throne. Yesterday, the name of the Portuguese technician of Sporting CP, Ruben Amorim, was even announced as the number 1 choice of the future Parisian sports director, Luis Campos. However, the Parisian future of Pochettino and his staff may ultimately not be doomed.
Yesterday again, Kylian Mbappé confided that he got along very well with his coach. “The only guarantee I have is that he has a contract until 2023. I have a great relationship with him. The club will decide. But I get on very well with him.” Has PSG number 7 asked to keep his coach? No one knows, but The Team reveals that retaining Pochettino despite the criticism could be a medium-term tactic.
Indeed, the dream of the PSG decision-makers remains to attract Pep Guardiola into their net. However, the Spaniard’s contract with Manchester City ends in 2023. The idea would therefore be to wait a year before attempting an offensive. In addition, it would allow the club to save the €15m corresponding to the severance pay for Pochettino and his staff. The scenario may seem daring. One thing is certain: everything remains open, especially since the newspaper explains that the name of Thiago Motta also remains an alternative in the event of Pochettino’s departure.