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Tuchel furious over handling of impending PSG exit

The German coach is angry with the way Leonardo handled the meeting in relaying the news of his dismissal despite the news still yet to be made official by the Parisian club.

Tuchel furious over handling of impending PSG exit
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Despite the lack of an official communique from PSG confirming the news, Thomas Tuchel will no longer oversee the Ligue 1 side. At present the Parisian outfit are working on the German's dismissal settlement plans and at the same time working on contract details for his replacement Mauricio Pochettino.

Tuchel left Wednesday's brief meeting with sporting director Leonardo angry and frustrated knowing that his time on the Parc des Princes bench had come to an end. The German has been at loggerheads with the PSG hierarchy for some time and has enjoyed a fractious relationship at best with Leonardo but the timing of the decision has come a surprise. Recent results have not been standard procedure at the perennial Ligue 1 champions, a defeat against Lyon on 13 December and a draw with Lille seeing the side lose their place at the top of the table. However, PSG remain one point behind those sides and qualified for the Champions League last 16 as group winners.

Last picture of Thomas Tuchel as coach of PSG
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Last picture of Thomas Tuchel as coach of PSGAFP7 vía Europa Press

Getting rid of Tuchel will cost the French club seven million euro in a indemnisation payment for the coach who won two Ligue 1 titles along with a Coupe de France and a Coupe de la Ligue title with the side from the French capital.


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