PSG final announcement Thomas Tuchel has been sacked, after SIX DAYS tells the boss to pack his bags and after the club’s ‘in-your-face analysis’ … waiting for Mauricio Pochettino to take over
- Thomas Tuchel was dismissed by Late 1 club Paris Saint-Germain last Wednesday
- The reigning French champions are in third place after a mixed start to the campaign
- Tuchel guided PSG to the Champions League final just four months ago
- His firing was finally confirmed in a statement released by the club on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain has finally confirmed the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel, almost a week after bringing the ax over his former coach.
Tuchel was removed from his role exactly four months after guiding the Late 1 Giants to the Champions League final and is expected to be replaced imminently by Mauricio Pochettino.
The 47-year-old departed and won back-to-back league titles, as well as the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Littie trophies following a landslide victory over Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed Thomas Tushel’s sacking almost a week after his sacking
Mauricio Pochettino will soon replace Tuchel after discussing with the club last week
The club announced in a brief statement on Tuesday that, following an ‘in-depth analysis’ of their current state, Tuchel was fired.
PSG President Nasir al-Khelai said: ‘I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for everything they brought to the club.
‘Thomas has put a lot of energy and passion into his work, and will certainly remember the good times we shared together. I wish him all the best for his future. ‘
Tuchel was fired just four months after leading PSG to last season’s Champions League final
A statement issued on Tuesday by PSG said that Tuchel was removed following an ‘in-analysis analysis’.
The process of securing Tuchel’s successor appears to have sparked a few days of negotiations with ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino and rumors of his contract with the club having already ended.
Sportsmail Immediately after Tuchel’s departure there was discussion between Pochettino and PSG.
His role will be his first since leaving North London in recent months despite being linked to a hot seat at Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Pochettino, 48, will take over at the club where he once performed 95 times during two memorable seasons.
Pochettino is expected to be confirmed as Tuchel’s successor in the French capital
Tuchel made a mixed start to the season, their third at the helm in the Parc des Principals, with PSG losing four of their 17 league games so far.
The regents are scoring a point difference in the top spot with both French champions Lyon and Lille, who have suffered defeat only once this year, currently at the pinnacle.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Tuchel handled a total of 127 games at PSG, of which 95 won. His winning percentage is an impressive 74 percent.
PSG finished ahead of RB Leipzig and Manchester United in their Champions League group – and will face Barcelona in the final 16.
PSG President Nasir al-Khelai (left) praised Tushel’s ‘energy and passion’ in the statement
Tuchel entered into an agreement with the club with immediate effect. He is believed to be worth £ 5.4 million.
Sky Germany claimed that sports director Leonardo made the decision after watching the demolition of PSG’s Strasbourg.
Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was reportedly the first choice to take over – however, Le Parisien claimed that PSG were unable to meet his salary demands.