PSG ‘confident’ Pochettino will stay

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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are reported to have triggered an extension clause in Mauricio Pochettino’s contract to tie him to the club for an extra year until the summer of 2023 amid speculation that the coach has asked to leave the club to rejoin Tottenham Spurs.

Pochettino was appointed coach in January just over a year after he was sacked by Spurs in November 2019, but his first few months in Paris haven’t gone to plan.

PSG were able to lift the Coupe de France in May but failed to win Ligue 1 for only the second time since 2012 and were knocked out of the Uefa Champions League at the semi-final stage.

According to multiple reports in France, Pochettino had asked to leave PSG as interest from Tottenham and Real Madrid grew – the latter have since re-appointed Carlo Ancelotti as new coach.

PSG are described as ‘bemused’ by claims that Pochettino has requested to go and have even released an in-house interview with the coach in which he explains his future plans in Paris.

Spurs are on the lookout for a new boss after dismissing Jose Mourinho in April. Ryan Mason took temporary control of the team for the final weeks of the season. Aside from Pochettino, other names that have been linked with Spurs include Antonio Conte, Roberto Martinez and Brighton’s Graham Potter.

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By FARPost Reporter

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