Mauricio Pochettino has experienced a difficult start to life at Paris Saint-Germain following his return to football.
The Argentine won the first trophy of his managerial career, with Paris Saint-Germain beating Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in the Trophee des Champions in January but has since experienced difficulties.
The French giants saw their hopes of winning the Champions League ended by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (4-1 on aggregate) last week at the semi-final stage while their hopes of catching Lille at the top of the Ligue 1 table took a catastrophic blow last night after they were held to a 1-1 draw away from home at Rennes.
The result has left PSG three points adrift of Lille with just two matches of the season remaining.
Football journalist Alasdair Gold has claimed that Pochettino’s future in the French capital looks to be uncertain.
The 49-year-old is under contract until June 2022 and has the option of a further year at PSG, with Gold claiming that despite the developments in France there has been no contact between Tottenham Hotspur and their former boss about a potential return to North London.
Pochettino was sacked by Daniel Levy after five years in charge in November 2019 and was replaced by Jose Mourinho, who has since suffered the same fate as his predecessor.
Gold wrote in his column for Football.London: “Pochettino’s future at PSG is looking uncertain in the wake of their Champions League exit in the semi-finals and they need Lille to slip up in their remaining two matches if they are to hold any hope of winning the Ligue 1 title.
“However, there is not believed to have been any contact at this stage from either side about a potential return to Spurs for Pochettino, less than two years after he was relieved of his duties by chairman Daniel Levy following almost six years at the club.”
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