Mauricio Pochettino has been announced as the next manager of Paris Saint-Germain, according to football journalist Fabrizio Romano. The 51-year-old will replace interim manager Frank Lampard and start his 18-month tenure at the start of next season. Pochettino previously spent five-and-a-half years at Tottenham Hotspur and coached Southampton for a season in 2013.
During his time as a manager, Pochettino has amassed a record of 55-15-14 with PSG, 159-62-72 with Spurs, and 23-23-18 with Southampton, with 31 wins and 15 losses in international competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
Pochettino’s appointment at PSG comes after Chelsea sacked manager Thomas Tuchel after a month on September 7. Reports indicate that the London club was interested in Pochettino as well, but have now chosen to appoint a different manager. The Blues are currently struggling, having lost or drawn 11 of their last 12 games over the past two months and are in 11th place in the league table.
Pochettino’s appointment at PSG and the potential appointment at Chelsea highlights the importance of a good manager in the world of football, as clubs look to turn their fortunes around and achieve success on the pitch.