Mauricio Pochettino ‘tells PSG he wants to LEAVE’ amid Tottenham interest over an epic return to London… but Spurs face a fight with Real Madrid as they ‘make him their number 1 target’ to take out Zinedine Zidane to replace
- Mauricio Pochettino has informed Paris Saint-Germain of his wish to leave
- The Argentinian still has a year to go on his contract with the Ligue 1 giants
- However, the manager has been linked with jobs at Real Madrid and Tottenham
- PSG sporting director Leonardo will decide the future of the 49-year-old manager
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly informed Paris Saint-Germain of his desire to leave the club this summer, as Tottenham and Real Madrid go head-to-head to secure his services.
The Argentine has a one-year contract with the Ligue 1 giants, but is looking to leave the club just four months after taking over due to interest from Madrid and Tottenham.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has yet to make a decision on Pochettino’s future, but he has been informed of his intention to retire Target.
Mauricio Pochettino has informed Paris Saint-Germain of his wish to leave the club
PSG planned to continue working with the Argentine after securing the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions. However, Pochettino has asked for his contract to be terminated
PSG planned to continue working with the Argentine despite his team’s failure to defend their Ligue 1 title this season.
However, Pochettino has now asked for his contract – which would run until the summer of 2022 – to be terminated.
Despite his desire to leave, Pochettino will reportedly respect any decision the club makes regarding his future and will finish his contract if asked to do so.
Pochettino has been named as the favorite to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
Reports earlier this week claimed Pochettino will hold talks with Tottenham on Monday maandag
Should Pochettino get the chance to leave this summer, he could make a sensational return to Tottenham or finally take control of Real Madrid, who have had him on their radar for some time.
Pochettino has been named as the favorite to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid after missing Max Allegri, although reports say he is in talks with Tottenham on Monday.
Madrid are looking for a new boss after Zidane retired at the end of last season and had Antonio Conte on their shortlist after No 1 target Allegri replaced sacked Andrea Pirlo at Juventus – although Pochettino is seen as their preferred choice if they that can grab him.
Pochettino, who led PSG to victory in the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions last season, has also been flagged as Tottenham’s number 1 pick.
Pochettino has been linked with a sensational return to the club from which he was sacked in November
If he agrees to return to Spurs, he will ask star striker Harry Kane to stay for another year
Spurs are currently in crisis after their worst season in 12 years, leaving them without manager and stat striker Harry Kane looking to get out.
Earlier this week, reports said that Pochettino would open negotiations with Tottenham on Monday, with their former boss also planning to ask Kane if he would stay for another year if he took back his old job.
Pochettino had a largely successful five-year spell in north London between 2014 and 2019, despite not winning any trophies, and was sacked last November with the side stranded in 14th position in the Premier League.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is now looking to re-hire the popular Argentine after admitting he made ‘some mistakes’ in recent decisions at the club.
Nevertheless, Pochettino’s future rests in the hands of PSG sporting director Leonardo and could be decided in the coming days.
PSG chief Leonardo (center) will decide whether or not Pochettino’s departure wish is granted