Mauricio Pochettino signs a one-year contract extension with PSG, just six months on the job… with Argentinian overseeing an exciting summer following Tottenham interest
- Mauricio Pochettino replaced Thomas Tuchel as PSG manager in January
- He signed an 18-month contract with the option of an additional year when he joined
- That has been extended so that ex-Spurs boss’s deal now runs until June 2023
- PSG won the French Cup last season, but lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille
Mauricio Pochettino has signed a one-year extension to his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Argentinian has only been in the hot seat at the Parc des Princes for six months and replaced Thomas Tuchel as boss in January.
The 49-year-old signed an 18-month contract until June 2022 with the option of an additional year when he joined.
Mauricio Pochettino has signed a one-year extension to his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain
The 49-year-old signed an 18-month contract with the option of an additional year when he joined
But that deal has now been extended to next June in a summer that has seen interest in him from former club Tottenham.
Pochettino – whose staff have also been given extensions for the same period – told the club’s official website: “I am really happy, for myself and for my staff too.
“It is very important for us to feel the confidence of the club and we will do our very best to make the supporters proud of Paris Saint-Germain.
‘That is why we are going to try to achieve our goals together, as one. Twenty years ago I was captain of this club and today I am the coach… It’s a dream come true.’
Pochettino replaced current Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel (L) in the PSG hotseat in January
They won the French Cup but lost their Ligue 1 crown to eventual winners Lille
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, meanwhile, added: “We are delighted that Mauricio has reaffirmed his commitment to the Paris Saint-Germain family.
“Having also captained the team 20 years ago, he understands the club’s values, ambition and vision for the future. With Mauricio’s leadership, we are excited and confident about what the future holds.”
Former PSG captain Pochettino brought stability to the second half of last season and led the club to French Cup success in 2020/21, but couldn’t stop Lille wresting their Ligue 1 crown from them.
European glory also continued to elude the French giants after being defeated by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals.
Daniel Levy (R) explored the possibility of bringing Pochettino (L) back to Tottenham in May
The former Southampton and Spurs boss has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid to replace Zinedine Zidane. The Spanish side have since hired Carlo Ancelotti, while Nuno Espirito Santo has taken charge of the North London outfit.
But Sports post revealed in May that Tottenham were exploring the possibility of bringing Pochettino back to the club.
The Spurs captains discussed the prospect of appointing the Argentine as their new head coach just over 18 months after he was sacked, but PSG’s desire not to let him leave appears to have won.
Pochettino’s focus will now shift to regaining the title, and his squad has been bolstered by the arrival of Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum.
The Argentine’s staff has also received extensions for the same period