15 million euros separates Pochettino from leaving Saint-Germain

Mystery still surrounds the future of Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino with his Paris Saint-Germain team, which was recently crowned the French Football League for the tenth time in its history, after its 1-1 draw with Lens, on Saturday, April 23, for the 34th round of the championship.

And the French “Foot 1” website indicated, on Sunday, April 24, that Pochettino hopes to obtain 15 million euros in exchange for his departure from the Parisian club one year before the end of his contract, which was extended last summer until 2023.

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Pochettino previously expressed his desire to continue with Paris in the next season 2022-23, saying: “I have a contract for another season, during which I want to appear better than this season,” adding: “It is my pleasure to be part of the tenth title in League of Paris Saint-Germain.

The same source indicated that the former Tottenham Hotspur coach is in constant disagreement with the sports administration of the Parisian club and with its director, Leonardo; Who does not appear keen to keep the Argentine technician, and is seeking to find a new coach who can lead the team to crown the Champions League title next season.

And “Foot 1” continued, saying that Leonardo had not hidden previously during a press conference that the Paris team had opened negotiation channels with other managers, most notably French Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid coach, and current Tottenham Hotspur coach, Italian Antonio Conte, who according to media reports is the first candidate. To succeed Pochettino due to his great sophistication and his ability to manage stars in the “PSG”, such as Argentine Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar and French Kylian Mbappe, if he does not move to Real Madrid.

It is worth noting that Paris Saint-Germain signed Pochettino in January before last until June 30, 2022, to succeed German Thomas Tuchel, before Saint-Germain extended his contract with Pochettino for an additional season.

Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte wants to lead PSG

In a related context, the French newspaper “Le Parisien” reported that Tottenham coach Conte offered his services to the Paris Saint-Germain administration, and indicated that he wanted to leave Spurs.

The report added: “Conte offered himself to the giants of the French League, and suggested taking over the leadership of the team for two seasons. But the Frenchman Zinedine Zidane is still the first choice for the Parisian club.”

It is noteworthy that Conte took over the training of Tottenham on November 2, 2021, to lead Spurs to achieve 17 wins and 4 draws in his first 31 matches as coach of the London team.


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