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Paris St-Germain are desperate for a Champions League trophy. At this stage in their life, nothing quite matters. It’s in actualising that desire that the club has hired former Tottenham and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino as its new head coach.

Pochettino replaces Thomas Tuchel who led the Parisians to their first Champions League final last season.

The Argentine who has signed a deal until June 30, 2022 has his work cut out for him. He must find a way to utilise the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé to dominate Europe bringing the cup to Paris.

Pochettino, 48, himself played for PSG between 2001 and 2003. Perhaps a man who knows the tradition and ways of the club can help bring it its biggest glory.

The coaching business is a merciless one. While the German Tuchel was sacked on December 29 after two and a half years in charge at PSG, Pochettino himself was put to the sword in November 2019 by Spurs.

PSG are third in Ligue 1 and will face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League in February and March.

“This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything we can to get the best for Paris St-Germain in all competitions. We will also do our utmost to give our team the combative and attacking playing identity that Parisian fans have always loved,” Pochettino pledged.

Pochettino, a former defender who began his coaching career with Espanyol before landing in England with Southampton and then Tottenham must know that the Qatari owner has craved one trophy the most since taking over the club in 2011.

by michael eli dokosi/


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