French club Paris Saint-Germain announced in an official statement today, Saturday, that it has signed a contract with Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino to succeed the dismissed German coach Thomas Tuchel.
“Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce Mauricio Pochettino as the new coach of the first team,” the Parisian club said in a statement.
The statement added, “The Argentine coach signed a contract until June 30, 2022, with an option to extend for an additional year.”
Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce Mauricio Pochettino as the new coach of the first team.
The Argentine coach signed a contract until June 30, 2022, in addition to an optional year, with the club from the capital. pic.twitter.com/uHXu72QBnD
Paris Saint-Germain FC (@PSG_arab) January 2, 2021
Pochettino, the former Tottenham Hotspur coach, played 95 matches for Paris Saint-Germain between 2001 and 2003, during which he scored 6 goals, as a central defense and captain of the team.
The 48-year-old Argentine has not been associated with any team since his dismissal from Tottenham at the end of 2019.