BREAKING: Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new head coach of Paris Saint-Germain.
Mauricio Pochettino appointed new PSG boss following Thomas Tuchel sacking
The former Tottenham manager has had to be patient in waiting for his return to football but has finally landed a new job
Mauricio Pochettino has finally landed a new job in management after being confirmed as the new boss of Paris-Saint Germain.
The 48-year-old has been out of the game since last November when he was sacked by Tottenham following five-and-a-half years in charge.
But after Thomas Tuchel’s departure from PSG was confirmed by the club earlier this week it was announced that Pochettino would be the man to replace him on Saturday.
He has signed a contract until 30 June 2022, with an option for an extra year.
Speaking following the announcement, Pochettino said: “I am really happy and honored to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.
"I would like to thank the Club’s management for the trust they have placed in me. As you know, this club has always held a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories, especially of the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.
"I return to the Club today with a lot of ambition and humility, and am eager to work with some of the world’s most talented players.
"This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything we can to get the best for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions.
“We will also do our utmost to give our team the combative and attacking playing identity that Parisian fans have always loved.”
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: "We are very pleased to welcome Mauricio Pochettino as first team coach.
"I am proud to see our former captain returning to Paris Saint-Germain, as the Club has always remained his home. The return of Mauricio fits perfectly with our ambitions and it will be another exciting chapter for the club and one I am positive the fans will enjoy.
“With the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain is committed to continue to build and move the club forward over the coming years.”
Pochettino spent three seasons as a player at the French giants between 2000-03, and will no doubt relish the chance to take charge of one of Europe’s elite clubs.