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PSG and Mauricio Pochettino set to go separate ways

‘Poch’ wants to leave and the Ligue 1 club does not want to retain his services with the Argentine requesting a compensation of 15 million euros, according to ‘Le Parisien’.

Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino

PSG are already preparing for next season. Having clinched their tenth Ligue 1 title on Saturday with a 1-1 draw with Lens, the Parisians are set for a major overhaul as they still continue to deal with the hangover caused by their premature exit in the Champions League round of 16. The first to exit Parc des Princes appears to be coach Pochettino, as, according to Le Parisien the outlet maintains that a ‘divorce’ between the Argentinian and PSG is imminent.

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Despite still having one year left on his contract and his publicly expressed desire to stay in Paris, the reality is that Pochettino does not want to stay at the Ligue 1 side and came close to being sacked midway through the season. In recent months, the former Spurs boss was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United but that option closed earlier in the week with the news that Erik Ten Hag will manage the Old Trafford side next season. Inside word concurs that Ligue 1 champions do not want to keep the Argentine but need to dig deep to pay €15 million with the Argentine under contract until 2023.

According to Le Parisien, the Doha run club have their sights firmly set on Zinedine Zidane, but the Marseille man has his particular sights set on coaching the French national team. Antonio Conte has offered his services to PSG to coach the Parc des Princes outfit for two years, but no decision is expected to be made any time soon. What is clear is that Mauricio Pochettino will not be at PSG next season unless there is major last-minute u-turn.