Although Paris Saint-Germain have won their tenth joint Ligue 1 title to equate to St Etienne’s exploits over the decades, the club hierarchy is reportedly unhappy with Argentina manager Manuel Pochettino in the dugout. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is set to leave the French champions at the end of the season, perhaps only to be replaced by the current Spurs manager.
According to reports from Le Parisien (about FCInterNews) ex-Inter tactician Antonio Conte is PSG’s first choice to take up arms in the French capital as he is reportedly interested in taking the job himself after spending less than a full season in London.
The times However, it is reported that PSG management are interested in another high-profile candidate in Zinedine Zidane, who has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season.
Disappointment at the French giants’ inability to make their mark in the Champions League was reflected in the club’s supporters in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Lens as they left the stadium before the final whistle in protest. Understandable considering PSG defeated Real Madrid in the 2ndnd stage of continental competition despite being ahead overall before Karim Benzema and Luka Modric called.
The additions of Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Giorgino Wijnaldum have made little difference for the club other than bringing the Ligue 1 title back to Paris from Lille.
Antonio Conte’s departure from Spurs will come as a shock and, moreover, reports suggest the Italian’s arrival could pave the way for the north London club to welcome Pochettino back into their ranks.