French press reports confirmed, on Monday, May 23, that the French club Paris Saint-Germain intends to sign the Portuguese coach of Sporting Lisbon, Ruben Amorim, to succeed Argentine Mauricio Pochettino in the team’s training.
According to the French newspaper, “Le Parisien”, the management of the Parisian club directed its compass to the young coach of Sporting Lisbon, Amorim, in order to succeed Pochettino in training the team, starting from next season.
The same newspaper confirmed that Pochettino’s days with Saint-Germain are numbered, and that the separation between the two parties is imminent, after the end of the current season, with the team contenting itself with achieving the French League title, with the failure to overcome the obstacle in the eighth-finals of the Champions League.
Some reports had confirmed, on Sunday, May 22, that the former French coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, had actually rejected Paris Saint-Germain’s offer to supervise the team, despite the success in renewing the contract of star Kylian Mbappe for the next three seasons until 2025.
Ruben Amorim’s career with Sporting Lisbon
Amorim, 37, is considered one of the most prominent young coaches in the last two seasons, as he managed to lead Sporting Lisbon to win the Portuguese League last season, and finished runner-up to Porto this season, and led them to two titles in the Portuguese League Cup and the Portuguese Super Cup.
Ruben Amorim is the favorite to coach Paris Saint-Germain
During two seasons with Sporting Lisbon, Amorim led the team in 132 matches, during which he won 97 matches, drew 18 and lost 17, with a remarkable winning rate of 73.4%.
List of candidates to coach Paris Saint-Germain
In a related context, the site “footmercato” published a list of the names of the coaches nominated to train Saint-Germain next season, and Zinedine Zidane came at the top of the list, as was the name of the former coach of the German national team, Joachim Loew, in addition to the Italian Thiago Motta, the former player of the Parisian team and coach of Spezia. Italian.
The expanded list of candidates to coach the French champion included Nice coach Christophe Galtier, who led Lille to the French League title last season, in addition to Amorim, the last to join the list.
New sporting director for Paris Saint-Germain to succeed Leonardo
On the other hand, several French press reports confirmed that the Paris club separated from its Brazilian sports director, Leonardo Araujo, after three seasons with the club.
According to “footmercato”, the new sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain will be Luis Campos, the former sporting director of Monaco and Lille, who in 2012 worked as a talent scout for Real Madrid.
Luis Campos, the new sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain
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