Paris Saint-Germain have parted ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino, the French champions confirmed on Tuesday, replacing Christophe Galtier, who led Argentina and PSG to the 2021 League 1 title when Lille Were in charge. Galtier is the seventh PSG coach since the Qataris bought the club 11 years ago and is expected to eventually lift the Champions League trophy.
“Yes, I’m emotional, yes I’m proud,” Galtier told a news conference Tuesday.
“I am fully aware of the responsibility placed on me, that the PSG season was huge.
“I have prepared myself for it.
“If I have accepted these responsibilities, it is because I think I am capable.”
The club had earlier issued a brief statement confirming what had been widely believed for weeks – Pochettino’s leave was one year away from his contract.
“Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the club,” the club said in a statement as the former Tottenham Hotspur coach resigned from Park des Princes after an 18-month charge. has left.
Pochettino and his backroom staff left after winning the Ligue 1 title last season, but Real Madrid’s campaign for a disappointing exit from the Champions League in the last 16 was well remembered.
The PSG statement added: “The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them all the best for the future.”
Galtier, who left Nice last month, has gained a reputation as a leading coach in French club sports over the past decade.
He enjoyed eight successful years at Saint-Etienne, where he won the League Cup in 2013, before being crowned with the Ligue 1 title in 2021 for four years at Lille, when he defeated PSG. ۔
The former assistant manager of Portsmouth first worked with Portuguese Super Scout Louis Campos, who was recently appointed as PSG’s football adviser and who formed the league-winning Lille team under Galtier.
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