Sources told ESPN that Mauricio Pochettino had been fired from his role as PSG coach only months after leading his side to a Ligue 1 championship. Christophe Galtier has been named PSG’s new head coach, replacing Pochettino. The latter signed a two-year contract at Parc des Princes, which the French champions confirmed shortly after Mauricio Pochettino’s exit announcement. Christophe Galtier was in charge when shock winners Lille stunned Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG in 2021 and led Nice to a fifth-place finish in the Ligue 1 championship last season.
Christophe Galtier was announced as the new manager of PSG only hours after Pochettino was fired. Christophe Galtier, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in the French capital following a disappointing 18-month tenure at Parc des Princes, had an unsuccessful 50% success rate domestically, considering that he had won a single championship, coupe de France and trophy of the championship apiece while at the Parc des Princes. Champions League failure means PSG has decided to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino, sacking him confirmed by the club on Tuesday. Manager Mauricio Pochettino was appointed manager of PSG in January 2021, replacing the fired Thomas Tuchel.
PSG does have a history of often replacing managers, and Pochettino has now paid the price. Poch’s failure to win the Champions League during his tenure seems to have been a significant setback. Despite winning the championship by the most significant margin in Europe’s top five leagues last season, Pochettino’s contributions were judged insufficient. Furthermore, the power of PSG’s players created an imbalance. Pochettino prefers a high-pressing, aggressive style of game. At the teams he directs, he frequently utilises a 4-2-3-1 configuration. While doing so, he leads his side to build from the back, scare and disturb opponents with a quick-press strategy, and push the ball into the box.
Pochettino started his coaching career at Espanyol in 2009, after reaching retirement age as a player. After a lousy performance and financial disagreements, he departed the club in 2012. In 2013, he was named as manager of Premier League team Southampton, where he led them to an eighth-place finish that year, their highest-ever Premier League result. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 and was league runner-up in 2016-17, as well as a UEFA Champions League finalist in 2019. Poch now will aim to take some time off and return refreshed. It will be interesting to see where he settles next. Before joining PSG, he guided Spurs in 293 games, winning 159, drawing 62, and losing 62. He also coached Southampton for 60 games, from which he won 23, drew 18 and lost 19. Poch managed 161 games for Espanyol, won 53, drew 38 and lost 70. He also handled 256 Premier League games, winning 132, drawing 61, and losing 63. He was named Premier League Manager of the Month four times.